6 October 2016
War-torn Syria, ranked 114th in the world, caused a shock in World Cup qualifying as they beat China 1-0 at Shaanxi Province Stadium.
6 September 2016
Syria goalkeeper Ibrahim Alma made two superb saves to frustrate South Korea in a 0-0 draw in World Cup qualifying.
29 April 2016
War and upheaval have long been issues that have had an impact on football across Asia. Out of the devastation and destruction often come tales of elevated performance, inspired by a deep desire to lift others out of the gloom, as Michael Church explores...
10 April 2016
Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said he turned down an offer to help Syria qualify for their first ever World Cup.
29 March 2016
Japan are through to the third round of AFC World Cup qualifying as Group E winners following a 5-0 win over Syria, who also progressed.
27 March 2016
It is first against second as Japan and Syria vie to qualify for the third round as Group E winners.
24 March 2016
Harry Redknapp's Jordan won 8-0, Australia and Japan scored big and Thailand reached the next phase in the latest AFC World Cup qualifiers.
16 January 2016
China are the first team to exit the AFC U23 Championship, with their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Syria ending any hope of qualifying for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro later this year.
13 October 2015
Jordan piled the pressure on Australia with a victory over Tajikistan on a busy day of AFC World Cup qualifiers.
8 October 2015
Australia slipped to their first defeat of AFC World Cup qualifying as they were beaten 2-0 by Jordan in Group B on Thursday.


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