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Syria may create shock in the upcoming Olympic qualifier despite numerous obstacles

Syria may create shock in the upcoming Olympic qualifier despite numerous obstacles

The Syrian U23 team has officially arrived in Thailand, preparing to enter the journey at the 2020 AFC U23 Championship, with the goal of achieving the ticket to attend the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

On January 2nd, Syrian media reported that the Syria U23 team was officially present in Thailand to attend the 2020 AFC U23 Championship. Attending this tournament as one of the brightest candidates, Syria U23 will still aim to be one of the top 3 teams to win tickets to the 2020 Olympic Games.

Syria is one of the rare Asian countries that has been affected by the war for many years. Therefore, the Syria national football team has almost no home ground, as most of their international matches have been played in neutral courts. In addition, Syria team often has to train abroad and attend friendly tournaments organized by other teams.

Despite numerous difficulties, Syrian football has always had remarkable achievements throughout the years. In particular, they are the only Asian team that is currently keeping the winning streak after the first 5 matches in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. 4 years earlier, they also went to the play-off round and almost reached the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Prior to attending the 2020 AFC U23 Championship, Syria U23 had an impressive preparation by winning the friendly tournament in China, with the participation of Tajikistan, Mali and China. This proves that the young players from West Asia are ready for this tournament.

Syria may create shock in the upcoming Olympic qualifier despite numerous obstacles

At the 2020 AFC U23 Championship 2020, Syria U23 is in Group B, where Japan U23, Qatar U23 and Saudi Arabia U23 are present. This is considered an extremely unpredictable group, as all 4 names represented are very strong and own quality squad.