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    Syria is arguably the most dangerous place on the planet...where innocents are being attacked everyday by ISIL and ISIL like groups. Here in the USA we have it made in the shade, we can attend sporting events or the movies with our families withut having to worry about a bomb dropping on us like how peace loving Syrian men and women do. As proven...the Syrian Muslims, Christians and Jews are a tough people, a united people that refuse to give into ISIL. Amid the horror their is beauty...and that beauty is the courage and commitment of the Syrian National Football team. The Syrian National football team is on the verge of making history...and they are doing so during a time of war. Making things even more difficult....during the past few years the Syrian National football team has had to play its home games outside of Syria, playing in front of a few fans at best.

    Since the uprising began in 2011, there has been little positivity spoken in connection with the country, but then there is the remarkable story of Syria's national football team.

    The relationship that exists between this national team and its people depicts the power of sport on a personal, cultural and political level.


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    In October last year, playing in a World Cup 2018 qualifier away from home in Beijing, this side representing their war-torn nation of 23m people beat China - a country of 1.4bn that has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on its presidentís plan for footballing success.

    The players celebrated by going shopping with their win bonus.

    This week, they are preparing to play Uzbekistan in arguably the most important game in their nationís footballing history - and one that will make reaching the play-offs for a place at the World Cup in Russia next year a real possibility.

    Win the game and they will earn a $1,000 (£800) bonus each, around a yearís wages for the average Syrian footballer and more money than most of the population can dream of in a country that has seen its currency devalue by around 1,000% since the start of the war.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/..._the_frontline

    Not only do I root for the Syrian men and women in their fight against ISIL...but now I am hoping that the Syrian National Football team will qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
    Long live the Lionheart! Please watch this video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=jRDwlR4zbEM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3DBaY0RsxU
    Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

    George S Patton

  • #2
    Oh btw,

    Originally posted by Stonewall_Jack View Post
    This week, they are preparing to play Uzbekistan in arguably the most important game in their nationís footballing history - and one that will make reaching the play-offs for a place at the World Cup in Russia next year a real possibility.

    Syria won

    http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/prelimi...html#300356019

    Long live the Lionheart! Please watch this video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=jRDwlR4zbEM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3DBaY0RsxU
    Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

    George S Patton

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    • #3
      They're certainly doing better than Australia's Football (soccer) Team, the "Socceroos", who seem more concerned with NOT losing, rather than winning.
      "I dogmatise and am contradicted, and in this conflict of opinions and sentiments I find delight".
      Samuel Johnson.

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      • #4
        Better than Scotland's, who could only mange a 1-1 draw against Canada last night -- in Scotland.
        I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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