Syria's national football team is ranked 79th in the world, 9 in Asian and 8 in Arab team

Syria men's football team moved up four places to become 79th on the list of international rankings issued by FIFA today.

Our team became the ninth Asian after it was in eleventh place and they advanced two Arab ranks to become eighth.

Our team has achieved fifth victory in the double qualifying for the World Cup of 2022 and the Asian Cup of 2023. Our team won the Philippines twice 5-2, 1-0, Maldives 2-1, Guam 4-0 and China 2-1.


Lara Khouli

Barakat wins silver medal in Oman Desert Race

The Syrian expatriate athlete Emad Barakat ranked second and won a silver medal in Oman Desert Race which was held in Oman.

Barakat was born in Damascus 1963. He moved to live in Slovakia 1999 and got the Slovak nationality.

He participated in all international races as a Syrian, and raised the Syrian flag.

It is to be mentioned that Barakat won the World Championship in 2013 Morocco Desert race (250 km) title, the second place in Oman Desert race (165 km) for four times, the fourth place in Austria International Marathon (75 km) and the third place in Marathon races for seven times.


Hamshou wins the Grand Prix of the fourth stage of International Peace Championship

 Syrian Equestrian Ahmad Hamshou won the Grand Prix of the fourth stage of the International Peace Championship which was held in Basel Al-Assad Club, Damascus countryside.

Syrian Hamshou ranked first as he finished the race of (two halfs-145 cm) in (41.51 sec), while the Jordanian Ibrahim Bsharat ranked second (41.71 sec), Mohammad Joubrani ranked third (43.06 sec) and the Italian Loca Kwata ranked fourth (43.47 sec).

It is to be mentioned that Omar Hamshou won the third stage of the Grand Prix last week, while Ahmad Hamshou won the second stage and Sham Al-Assad won the first stage.


Hmeshe is the best player in Asian and World Cup Qualifiers

Asian Football Confederation announced that Syrian football player Kamel Hmeshe won (the best player prize) of the sixth round of Asian and World Cup Double Qualifiers.   

AFC said on its Website: The Syrian Football player Kamel Hmeshe is talented and has a high standard in football.

Tishreen team player (21 years old) Hmeshe participated as a main player with his team against China and Philippines, AFC added.

Hmeshe showed high level control as both center and defense player, when he participated with the Syrian U16 football team in the 2014 Asia Qualifiers and with the Syrian Olympic U-23 football team in the 2020 Asia Qualifiers, AFC concluded.


Syria beats Philippines (1-0)

Syria’s national football team beats Philippines 1-0 in the second stage of both World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023.

With this win, Syria topped Group  with 15  points.