Jeddah: Syria got their Preliminary Joint Qualification - Round 2 for the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027™ campaign off to a positive start after edging DPR Korea 1-0 on Thursday.
In a closely fought encounter at Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, Hector Cuper’s side did enough to secure the three points thanks to a Omar Al Somah penalty in the first half.
The Koreans, seeking to reach the FIFA World Cup for the third time in their history, had the better of the opening period, Jong Il-gwan finding an opportunity in the 25th minute but his diving header sailed wide after a promising move. .....
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