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Syria national football team

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Confederation  AFC (Asia)
Most caps  Mosab Balhous (100)
Manager  Ayman Hakeem
Captain  Ahmad Al Salih
Head coach  Ayman Hakeem
Founded  1936
Top scorer  Raja Rafe (32)
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Nickname(s)  The Qasioun Eagles (Arabic: نسور قاسيون‎‎) (French: Les aigles du Qasioun)
Sub-confederation  WAFF (West Asia) UAFA (Arab world)
Home stadium  Abbasiyyin Stadium – Aleppo International Stadium
Best result  Group stage, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, and 2011
Association  Syrian Arab Federation for Football
Arenas/Stadiums  Aleppo International Stadium, Abbasiyyin Stadium

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The Syrian Arab Republic national football team (Arabic: منتخب الجمهورية العربية السورية الوطني لكرة القدم‎‎) represents Syria in association football and is controlled by the Syrian Arab Federation for Football, the governing body for football in Syria. Syria's home grounds are Abbasiyyin Stadium and Aleppo International Stadium. Syria has never qualified for the World Cup finals.


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Syria participated in the 1950 and 1958 World Cup qualifiers,one of the first teams in the region to do so. Between 1958 and 1961, the team combined with Egypt to form the United Arab Republic national football team, although the team's records are attributed only to Egypt by FIFA. In the 1966 World Cup qualifiers they were one of two teams from the Asian zone (the other being Israel) to be allocated to the European qualifying zone and were originally placed with Spain and the Republic of Ireland. However, they joined the Asian and African boycott of the 1966 qualifiers, due to the decision of FIFA to allocate just one place between Asia and Africa.

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Syria has never qualified for the World Cup. The farthest they've gone in qualification was in the 1986 qualifiers when they reached the final qualifying round only to lose to Iraq. They were disqualified from the 2014 World Cup due to the use of an ineligible player.

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Syria has, however, competed in five Asian Cups, the last being 2011, but on each occasion were eliminated before reaching the quarterfinals.

In December 2012, Syria beat Iraq in the final of West Asia Cup to collect its first major trophy.

FIFA World Cup record

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games record

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

WAFF Championship Record

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Arab Nations Cup record

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Pan Arab Games record

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

West Asian Games record

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.


  • West Asian Football Federation Championship
  • Winners (1): 2012 Runners-up (2): 2000, 2004 Fourth place (1): 2002 Semi-finals (2): 2007, 2008
  • Arab Nations Cup
  • Runners-up (3): 1963, 1966, 1988 Fourth place (3): 1992
  • Pan Arab Games
  • Winners (1): 1957 Runners-up (2): 1953, 1997 Third place (1): 1976 Fourth place (1): 1992
  • West Asian Games
  • Runners-up (3): 1997, 2002, 2005

    Schedule and recent results

      Win   Draw   Loss

    * Syria score always listed first

    2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round

    Group A

    Current squad

    Squad selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against  South Korea on 28 March 2017.
    Caps and goals as of 28 March 2017 after the match against South Korea.

    Recent call-ups

    The following players have also been called up to the Syria squad within the last 12 months.

    Previous squads

    Asian Cup
  • 1984 Asian Cup squad
  • 1988 Asian Cup squad
  • 1996 Asian Cup squad
  • 2011 Asian Cup squad
  • Head-to-Head records against other countries

    As of 28 March 2017


    Syria national football team Wikipedia