Video Pick: Syrian commentator can't contain tears

The national team of war-torn Syria kept its World Cup qualifying hopes alive thanks to Omar Al Soma's stoppage-time equalizer in a 2-2 tie with Iran. Here's the play-by-play on the dramatic goal by the Syrian TV commentator who couldn't contain his tears.

The translation:

“Have we thrown away the dream ourselves? ... Come on, boys! Come on! Come on! ... The second goal, the second! Pass! The second! GOAAALLLLLL! Allah! ... The second goal! The second goal for our national team! Who scored it? Who scored? Somah! It had to be Somah! It had to be Somah! The equalizing goal! Pardon me! I’ve lost it! No one can stop them!”

Thanks to Omar Al Somah's 93rd minute goal in Tehran, Syria, which has had to play its home games in Malaysia, finished third in Asia's Group A behind Iran and South Koreato to earn a playoff with Australia. The winner of that series advances to a playoff with Concacaf's fourth-place team for a spot at the 2018 World Cup.

2 comments about "Video Pick: Syrian commentator can't contain tears".
  1. Mark Buckley, September 6, 2017 at 9:13 a.m.

    I guess this will be the USA's opponent in the play-off.

  2. Nick Daverese, September 6, 2017 at 11:06 p.m.

    I will say God is great when we kick there ass if and when we play them, but I won't cry.

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