South Korean captain Son Heung-min scored an 89th-minute goal to give his country a thrilling 2-1 victory over Syria in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers on Thursday.
Syria wanted to come out of it with a draw after Omar Khirbin scored a magnificent goal in the 84th minute, but Tottenham striker Hotspur Son scored the game-winning goal for the hosts with a close range shot in the l lack of individual control. The referee confirmed the correctness of the goal and the absence of infiltration in the construction of the attack through the video assistant referee.
Hwang In-beom scored South Korea’s opening goal with a shot from outside the penalty area in the 48th minute. froze at one point in fifth place.
Only the top two teams advance directly to the World Cup finals, and the third-ranked team has another chance to get through the play-offs. Korea started the game better and the goal frame responded to an early attempt with a header from Song Min-kyu in the tenth minute.
Wolverhampton striker Huang Hee-chan struggled to repeat his Premier League brilliance, missing an attempt at close range before the break. Hwang Hee-chan received a pass that made him unique in the Syrian goal and attempted to dribble past goalkeeper Ibrahim Alama, who quickly advanced towards him, but the ball was too long for him and the opportunity was missed .
Shortly after the break, Hwang Hee-chan kicked a ball that was easily caught by goalkeeper Alama, before teammate Hwang In-beom shot a long-distance left-footed ball into the goal.
Khirbin hit a powerful ball that turned into a corner kick in the 53rd minute, and his colleague Omar Al-Soma came close to the score, but he touched the outside net in the 71st minute.
Son threw the ball high to miss the opportunity to score the second goal for the hosts towards the end, before Khirbin took advantage of a cross and turned his body wonderfully and fired a straight shot into the goal.
The match almost ended in a draw before the ball reached Son near the Syrian goal, after taking a free kick and slamming a powerful low ball into the goal to snatch the victory away from the hosts.
Son experienced moments of tension as the referee consulted the video assistant referee on the validity of the goal before calculating it and the Koreans’ celebrations began.