Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Buoyed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Lebanon, South Korea will look to seal their spot at the 2022 World Cup finals when they take on Syria at at Zabeel Stadium. The Koreans are enjoying a very successful qualifying campaign, and even though Tottenham ace Heung-Min Son misses out with injury, away win should be considered. In Son’s absence, a man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Bordeaux attacker Ui-Jo Hwang, who provided an assist for Gue-Sung Cho in the last group game.
The Syrians, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of Group A with only two points in their pocket. Since the rock-bottom side have little to play for in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier, we are tempted to put our money on Korea Republic. Both Rihanieh and Alsalama are pushing for a start, speaking of the home side.
Highlighted Player (Heung-min Son):
Over the years Son Heung-Min has established himself as one of the best Asian footballers. Son is a Tottenham Hotspur first-team regular and he played a very important role in Mauro Pochettino’s team in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign, scoring 12 goals, while making 37 appearances in the process.
The South Korean footballer, who is well known for his speed and a very powerful shot, was born in Chuncheo on 8 July 1992 and he began his youth career at FC Seoul. In 2008 he moved to Hamburger SV, but he made his senior debut for the Bundesliga club two years later. In 2013 he signed a deal with fellow German side Bayer Leverkusen and he scored 21 goals in 62 appearances in the Bundesliga for the BayArena outfit.
In 2015 he signed a five-year contract with Spurs for a fee of £22 million. Son Heung-min made his South Korea debut in a friendly against Syria in 2010.
Highlighted Team (South Korea):
Over the years South Korea have established themselves as one the best Asian national football teams. Back in 1954 the Reds qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals for the first time ever, but then they missed the next seven major tournaments (1958 Sweden, 1962 Chile, 1966 England, 1970 Mexico, 1974 Germany, Argentina 1978 and 1982 Spain).
South Korea then qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup finals, but they failed to make it to the knockout stages of the prestigious tournament. The Koreans recorded their best result at the World Cup finals in 2002, when they co-hosted the showpiece tournament with Japan. By beating Italy and Spain in the knockout stages South Korea set up a meeting with Germany in the semis, but they failed to claim yet another major scalp.
To make things even worse for the hosts, Guus Hiddink’s troops were beaten by Turkey (2-3) in the third-place play-off. South Korea footballers wear red shirts, blue shorts and red socks when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kit is white.