Syria News Wire

Syria News Wire header image 2

Syria on the verge of becoming football champions

August 31st, 2009 · 4 Comments · Culture

Tonight is the night. Syria play India in the Nehru Cup final.


The Syrian team – despite fasting during all of their games – have made it into the final without conceding a single goal. They seem unstoppable.

But there is history here. Syria played India in the 2007 final – and lost.

Things look much better this time round. Syria are stronger, and India have lost their form. Two days ago, the two teams met in the group stages. Syria wanted to rest its best players, so it fielded a mainly reserve team – and still managed to win 1-0.

Syria has never managed to make it into the World Cup, and never got past the first stage of the Asian Cup. You have to go back to 1987 to find a big victory for the team – that’s when they won the Mediterranean Cup.

If Syria’s incredible story continues tonight, the Nehru Cup will be coming to Damascus for the first time ever.


4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Omniya // Aug 31, 2009 at 4.03 pm

    They made it in a time where the syrian sport union has been suspended from work.
    The members are exchanging charges on the radio stations of corruption and stealing !!

    Best Of luck

  • 2 Anas Qtiesh // Aug 31, 2009 at 6.42 pm

    Google says Syria won the Mediterranean Cup in 1987 (not 1984) beating France 2-1

  • 3 Sasa // Aug 31, 2009 at 6.46 pm

    I swear this Mediterranean Cup is going to keep coming back and haunting me!

  • 4 indi // Sep 1, 2009 at 5.07 am

    thanks for good competition from india but sorry 2 share india won this time
    syria z grt country indeed

Leave a Comment