World Cup Asian Qualifiers

Maldives loses to Syria in the World Cup Asian Qualifiers

  • The teams faced each other in Qatar on Thursday, with the Maldives national team succumbing to a 2-1 defeat
  • Maldives and Philippines will face each other next
  • The home game will be on November 15

Aishath Shaany
Shaaknee

K. Male' 2019 Oct 10 | Thu 22:48 1,631 sport

The match was held on Thursday - FAM

Syria has won against Maldives, in the World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

The teams faced each other in Qatar on Thursday, with the Maldives national team succumbing to a 2-1 defeat.

The Syrian national team came out strong from the start, and took the lead at the 26th minute with a goal by Omar Al Somah.

While the Maldivian team had a golden opportunity to score in the 35th minute, it failed to do so with the Syrian keeper defending Hamza Mohamed’s attack.

The first half ended 1-0.

The Maldivian team took control during the start of the second half, with various opportunities to score.

However, the Syrian team extended the lead with a second goal from Al Somah at the 60th minute.

Maldives’ only goal of the game came at the 70th minute, by Ali “Dhagandey” Ashfaq.

Maldives in Group A, with China, Guam, Syria and Philippines. China is currently in the top spot, while Syria in second place. Phillippines is in third place, while Maldives and Guam are in fourth and fifth places respectively.

Maldives and Philippines will face each other next. The home game will be on November 15.

Last updated at: 1 week ago | Reviewed by: Abdulla Naseer Ibrahim

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