Ansan City: Korea Republic will look to make it successive wins in Group A of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar when they face a Syria side welcoming back captain Omar Al Soma at Ansan Wa Stadium on Thursday.
Having played out a goalless draw against Iraq in their opening game in early September, Korea edged Lebanon 1-0 on Matchday Two to leave them second in the Group A standings after two rounds of fixtures.
Syria, meanwhile, recovered from their opening-day defeat against the Islamic Republic of Iran to secure a 1-1 draw away in the United Arab Emirates after Mahmlud Al Baher's equaliser secured their first point of the campaign.
Hwang's confidence sky-high, says Korea Republic's Lee Jae-sung ahead of Syria clash
Ansan City: After a string of excellent performances in the English Premier League, Hwang Hee-chan has returned to Korea Republic full of belief ahead of Thursday's AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar clash with Syria, according to teammate Lee Jae-sung.
Hwang joined Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier in the season and has got off to a flying start, scoring three goals in his first four league appearances including a match-winning brace against Newcastle United on Sunday prior to taking the long flight to Seoul.
Bailey Wright called up by Australia for Oman, Japan ties
Doha: Australia have called up Bailey Wright to replace Milos Degenek for their matches in the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar against Oman and Japan after the defender tested positive for COVID-19.
The Red Star Belgrade player, who is asymptomatic, returned the positive result before travelling to Qatar to link up with Graham Arnold’s Socceroos squad.