Lebanon kicked off their Asian double qualifiers, qualifying for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup in China, with a 2-0 loss to Korea DPR in their Group H match in Pyongyang today.
The hosts captain Jong Il Guan scored in the 7th and 56th minute.
The Lebanese public lived in a state of anticipation and tension, in the absence of media coverage and direct transmission of the match, whose outcome was not known until after its conclusion.
The confrontation between Lebanon and North Korea kicked off at noon on Thursday at the Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang, without any media coverage. Rapid match sites failed to report the match directly, and a “pending details” sign was placed next to the team’s name.
Direct transfer was not available in any country in the world, which is rare in a World Cup qualifier in our time.
The first information reached the Lebanese during the official account of the Lebanese Forces Party, which said on Twitter that the first half ended in a goalless draw.
“ We are in 2019 and two teams face in the World Cup qualifiers (Lebanon and North Korea), but we cannot access any information, result or broadcast of the game, ” wrote sports journalist Rayan Muslim. Serious? “.
Lebanon, along with North Korea, South Korea, Turkmenistan and Sri Lanka, are in Group H of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
After losing hope of continuing the Lebanese national team in their debut towards the 2022 World Cup, their fans hope to achieve at least an honorable victory, even if this is achieved without any witnesses.
Source: Sky News