Syria v Palestine during their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 group B match at Sharjah Stadium on 06 January 2019, in Sharjah, UAE. Photo by Stringer / Lagardere Sports

AFC Asian Cup: Palestine draws 0-0 with Syria

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The game on Sunday was the first Asian Cup encounter between Syria and Palestine. Neither sides was able to score, while the Syrians had several good chances but blocked by the Palestinian goalkeeper Rami Hamadeh.

In the 69th minute, the center-back Mohammed Saleh was shown a second yellow card. After being reduced to ten men, the Lions of Canaan managed to hold firm to the draw and earned a point at the Al-Sharjah Stadium.

The result means Palestine now holds the second place in Group B, trailing Jordan who shocked the defending champions Australia with a narrow 1-0 win. Palestine will face Australia in the next game at 13:00 on Friday, 11 January.