Syria to play home World Cup qualifying ties at neutral venues

Syria to play home World Cup qualifying ties at neutral venues
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30 December, 2021
Syria is set to play their home World Cup qualifying ties at neutral venues, said the Asian Football Confederation Thursday.
Syria are bottom of Group A in the Asian qualifiers with two points from six games [source: Getty]

Syria will play their home World Cup qualifying ties at neutral venues, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said Thursday without giving a reason for the switch.

Syria, who are bottom of Group A in the Asian qualifiers with two points from six games but still have a chance of finishing third and reaching the playoffs, will now face South Korea in the United Arab Emirates on February 1 2022.

Syria played Iran last month in Amman on November 16 - ending in a 3-0 defeat and the sacking of head coach Nizar Mahrous. 

The top two in Group A and B progress to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, while the third-placed teams enter a series of playoffs for a possible fifth place for Asian countries. 

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