2017 (8:00 AM Pacific) Uzbekistan will host South Korea at the Bunyodkor Stadium for a match in the AFC 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
During the 2014 Brazil World Cup, Uzbekistan barely missed their ticket by losing 9-8 in the penalty shoot-out during the qualification round playoff against Jordan.
Despite the war raging at home, Syria had come close to qualifying for their first World Cup, and would have done so had they held on to an early 1-0 lead away to Iran, who had already qualified as group winners.
'There are two victories today: the army entered Deir el-Zour and we equalized with Iran, which I consider a victory, ' said Fayeq Shmais, a 46-year-old government employee.
Opposition activists however are divided over the national team.
"I will give my best in the next match in order to win and hopefully we can qualify for the World Cup".
"I don't think I've ever shared a taxi with teammates (to the training ground), not even in my youth team days", defender Tomoaki Makino said in comments published by Kyodo news agency.
Coach Vahid Halilhodzic and his players eventually made it to Al-Ahli Saudi FC's home stadium where practice began 20 minutes late.
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Janata Dal (United), which recently joined the ruling National Democratic Alliance, is likely to get a berth in the new Cabinet. After meeting Shah earlier in the day, Jaitley suggested that he may not hold charge of the Defence Ministry for long.
The performances may do little to win over sceptics, but Shin said fans have yet to see the real South Korea.
If Syria do get past Australia they will then face an intercontinental playoff against a CONCACAF team with the winners securing a place at next year's World Cup in Russian Federation. They were disqualified from qualification for fielding an ineligible player.
They were truly wonderful scenes yesterday, the like of which we just never see in this country unless England somehow won the World Cup.
AP reported some fans labeled the team Assad's team, not theirs, and others showed photos of soccer players killed in the civil war.
Because of the current conflict besieging the nation, Syria have been playing their home games in Malaysia - a shorter trip for Australia than both Uzbekistan and South Korea.
"Congratulations, Father of Salman This is the face of Happiness, you deserve it you heroes", tweeted Saudi poet Mohammed Al Wber.
Less money would mean the KFA would have to cut its budget, taking funds from national team operations and youth football programs around the country. "We will prepare for the World Cup thoroughly", he said in comments published by Yonhap on Wednesday.