The location of the Korean soccer team’s 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar Asian final qualifier against Syria has been decided in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on its official website on the 30th (Korean time) that the match between Korea and Syria, which will be held on the 1st of next month, will be held in the neutral region of the UAE.
The start time and stadium of the game have not been decided yet, but it is likely that it will be held at Zabil Stadium in Dubai.
The national team, led by coach Paulo Bento, played 6 out of 10 matches in the Qatar World Cup Asian final qualifier, with 4 wins, 2 draws and 14 points, occupying second place after Iran (5 wins, 1 draw, 16 points).
Up to 2nd place in each group, tickets are given to the World Cup finals, and since the current 3rd place UAE (1 win, 3 draws, 2 losses, 6 points) is 8 points, it is highly likely that they will advance to the World Cup finals 10 times in a row since 1986 in Mexico.
If the national team wins against Syria after the away match against Lebanon on the 27th, the minimum difference of 8 points will be maintained, so regardless of the results of the remaining two matches, they will qualify for the World Cup finals.
Of course, there is no need to be vigilant. In the home match against Lebanon held at the Suwon World Cup Stadium in September last year, Kwon Chang-hoon’s goal managed to win 1-0, and in October last year, in the home match against Syria at the Wa~ Stadium in Ansan, Son Heung-min scored the winning goal in the 43rd minute of the second half to win 2-1. because you got it
However, the national team is on an upward trend in the away match against Iraq in November last year, winning 3-0 with consecutive goals from Lee Jae-seong, Son Heung-min and Jung Woo-young. Although there is an away burden, the Korean national team has the upper hand in terms of strength, so it is highly likely that they will advance to the World Cup finals early with two consecutive wins.
Meanwhile, the national team will be convened on the 9th, depart for Turkey, and stay in Antalya until the 24th to train and play friendly matches against Iceland and Moldova. Then, they will go to Lebanon on the 25th for an away match for the World Cup final qualifier.