Syria qualifies for AFC Asian Cup finals

Tokyo – Syria’s national football team has qualified Tuesday for AFC Asian Cup finals and for the third and final leg of the Asian qualifiers of FIFA World Cup, despite of its loss to Japanese counterpart 0-5 within competitions of the joint qualifiers, SANA reported.

Qutaiba al-Refai, Secretary General of the Football Federation said that based on Australia winning over Jordan 5-1 and on not canceling Kuwait’s results, Syria’s national football team has qualified for the finals of AFC Asian Cup and the final round of qualifiers to FIFA World Cup among the top four second-ranked teams within eight groups.

Syrian football team beats Cambodian counterpart 6-0

Muscat - Syrian national football team beat its Cambodian counterpart 6-0 in the match held in Muscat on Thursday within the 5th group of the joint Asian qualifications for the World Cup in Russia 2018 and Asian Cup in UAE 2019, SANA reported.

With this result, the Syrian team raised its points into 18 having the second place in the group behind Japan which has 19 points.

Hazem Nao in quarter-finals

Tashkent – Tennis player Mohammad Hazem Nao has qualified for the quarter-finals in the singles competitions at the currently held Uzbekistan International Tournament, SANA reported.

Nao won over the Uzbek tennis player Sharobiddin Abzalov, who is ranked second on the tournament’s level and the 124th internationally.

Syria beats Iraq 1-0 in a friendly football match

Tehran - Syria’s national football team beat its Iraqi counterpart in a friendly match 1-0 in Tehran on Friday as the two teams are preparing for the remaining matches of the joint Asian qualifiers for the World Cup in Russia 2018 and Asian Cup in UAE 2019, SANA reported.

Syria’s team is scheduled to meet its Cambodian counterpart next Thursday in Oman then the Japanese on 29 March. Syria’s team is the second in group 5 while the Japanese one is the first.

Mona wins a silver medal at WLKC

Damascus –Member of the national karate team Mona Shoheiber ranked the second gaining a silver medal for individual fighting of weight below 61 kg in the World League of Karate Championship held in Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt.

Six Syrian players are participating in the Championship, where 250 players from more than 24 countries are taking part in addition to 60 international referees and 30 technicians.