The Syrian national football team is preparing for its match with China at Sharjah Stadium next Tuesday, which is the last for it in the second round of the joint qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar 2022 and the Asian Cup in China 2023.
The coach of our national team, Nabil Maaloul, and his assistant coaching staff put the final touches on the preparation program and prepare the players for the next match, where the players of our team appeared in their training, which was held yesterday evening at the training ground of the Sharjah Club, with great enthusiasm and determination, hoping to achieve perfect performance and a good result.
Against the opponent at the end of the first group matches of the Asian qualifiers, which is led by our national team with 21 points, followed by the Chinese team with 16 points.
At the request of the Chinese Football Association, the Asian Football Confederation made an amendment to the timing of the kickoff of the final round matches of the first group of qualifiers, to become the match of our team against China at nine in the evening and the match of the Philippines against the Maldives at six in the evening, both matches Damascus time.
After the recent injury suffered by our national team player Mardik Mardekian in our team's last match with Guam, x-rays confirmed his absence from the China match.
Maaloul expressed his confidence in the capabilities of our players and their ability to achieve victory over China, indicating at the same time that the Chinese team is strong and different from the previous one, so we will try not to lose the ball quickly, while paying attention to closing the spaces and being careful because the Chinese players are good at playing while the spaces are available and they have a professional player in the Espanyol team. .
Our team had won the first group in the qualifiers before the conclusion of the second round, by defeating Guam by four goals without a response, to raise its score in the first group to 21 points, ahead of China by 8 points. Our team qualified for the Asian finals and the decisive round of qualifying for the World Cup.