Qatar World Cup 2022: South Korea qualifies for the consecutive tenth year

In these ongoing qualification matches for the Qatar World Cup 2022...From AFC, South Korea successfully qualified...

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Niladri Biswas
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In these ongoing qualification matches for the Qatar World Cup 2022, different football associations are hosting their respective tournaments. From AFC, South Korea successfully qualified for the Qatar World Cup for the 10th time in a row.

South Koreans ensured their berth after comfortably winning 2-0 over Syria in their Group A - AFC Qualifiers at Rashid Stadium in Dubai. This means that South Korea has qualified for the FIFA World Cup 10 times in a row and 11 in their allover participation.

Qatar World Cup 2022: The progression of the match

The match started with the South Koreans getting the early chances of the game; After Lee, Jae-Sung laid off a smart through ball for Jeong Woo-Yeung. However, the shot took a deflection and went for a corner.

But, it was the Syrians who opened the scoresheet after a brilliant assist from Mahmoud Al Mawas. Unfortunately, Omar Kharbin on the receiving end was guilty of being in an offside position as per VAR. 

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After a few intense minutes, it was again the Taeguk Warriors who found a double golden opportunity to take the lead through Lee and Kim Jin-Su. However, the shot from Kim skimmed past the side netting. 

After some relentless attacks from both sides, both South Korea and Syria failed to break the chain in the first half of the match.

The second half:

South Korea finally struck in the 53rd minute of the match; Kim Tae-Hwan delivered a beautiful cross which was well converted by Kim Jin-Su to give the Koreans the lead.

However, in the 71st minute of the match, the substitute Kwon Chang-Hoon cut inside the Syrian half to shoot it past the helpless goalkeeper.

With this defeat, Syria is now out of the World Cup run but they still have 2 games in hand. On the others hand, South Korea will go on to play with Iran in their next match. And also the first place is still up for grabs.

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