Mohamed Jalal Kadouh scored two goals before the end of the first half to help Lebanon win 3-2 over Syria, and advance to third place in its group in the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday.
Before this match, Lebanon did not win three rounds in Group A and drew twice, but it has now raised its score to five points in third place temporarily, while Syria is at the bottom of the standings with one point in four matches.And Omar Khirbin gave Syria the lead, in the match that was held in Amman, Jordan, from a header after Mahmoud Al-Mawas’s cross pass in the 20th minute.
Lebanon rose up in stoppage time in the first half to score two consecutive goals for Kdouh.
Kdouh equalized first with a close-range shot after Hassan Maatouk’s pass, and then advanced to his team with a shot from outside the penalty area.
Syria suffered a new shock eight minutes after the start of the second half, when Sonny Saad added the third goal from outside the penalty area.
Omar Al-Soma reduced the difference to Syria in the 64th minute, but the rest of the attempts failed to get out, even by a point.
Iran leads the group with ten points, two points behind South Korea.
The Emirates have two points, like Iraq, before the end of their confrontation today in Dubai.
The first two teams from the two groups qualify directly for the finals in Qatar, while the two third-placed teams will meet in an Asian playoff to determine the team that will compete in the international playoffs.