In this video, the commentator burst into tears as Syria moves closer to a historic qualification for Russia 2018 FIFA World cup.
The Qasioun Eagles are third in Group A of Asian qualifying after beating Qatar 3-1 on Thursday, in spite of the fact that they have to play all their games in other countries.
The top two finishers in the six-team group will automatically qualify for next year’s tournament in Russia, while the third-place team will enter a playoff.
If Syria beat Iran in their final group match on Tuesday, they will be guaranteed to finish at least third, but they could finish second and qualify directly depending on the result of the match between South Korea and Uzbekistan.
Qualification would come as a welcome surprise for millions across the war-torn country, which has been devastated by the conflict.
More than 400,000 people have been killed and half the country’s pre-war population displaced since the conflict erupted in March 2011.
A World cup ticket will mark a very important moment in the history of this nation torn apart by the war which has led to millions of its citizens fleeing to other countries especially Europe.
video credit: Bein sports