This is what everyone is wondering after the 2019 AFC Asian Cup draw resulted in a new confrontation between Syria and Australia, putting them in the same second group, putting the Syrian team in the position to possible revenge from Australia.
After meeting in the world Cup qualifying match last November, The Socceroos could destroy the Syrian dreams about reaching the world cup for the first time in their history.
The German new Syrian team’s coach Bernd Stang commented on the draw results: “The group is not easy and it’s great to play against Australia again.”
Fadi Dabbas, head of the Syrian national team said: “I was very happy when the draw resulted to put us again against Australia so we can win and take revenge after they kept us away from achieving our dream to reach the World Cup.”
The tournament will be held in the UAE in January 2019, with the participation of 24 teams for the first time, after the participation was limited to 16 teams only.
The Syrian team will play with Palestine and then Jordan and Australia, on 6, 10 and 14 January respectively.
The Syrian team is depending on the new coach and a group of professional players who will be joining the team in the tournament games such as Omar Al-Suma and Firas Khatib and Omar Khirbin, who won the best player in Asia last year.