Syria has won their first West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) Championship.
They defeat 2007 Asian Cup champions Iraq on penalties in the Final after both sides drew 1-1 at full time and despite another 30 minutes of extra time, the team could not tear each other apart.
The WAFF championship had started out as a competition meant for teams not included in the Gulf Cup although in recent years Gulf Cup teams are also playing in the competition with only Qatar and UAE missing out this year.
11 teams from West Asia including powerhouse like Saudi Arabia and Iran played in this year edition.
At the same time, Oman, who are in the same Asian Cup group as Singapore, has reach the WAFF Championship semi-final stage showing they are no pushover either for they are in the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers final group stage for the Asian Zone and they have the same points as second-place and automatic World Cup qualifying spot Australia.
Jordan had been knocked out in the WAFF championship group stage but the Jordanian reach the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers final group stage for the Asian Zone and despite being last they are only 1 point away from Oman and second-placed Australia.
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