The Syrian National Soccer Team – under Coach Ahmad Al-Sha’ar – defeated Indonesia by the score of 2-0 in their last friendly game of the year. ‘Umar Khirbeen opened the game with a quick goal at the 4th minute, giving Syria a 1-0 lead that remained unchanged for the rest of the half.
Following some quick substitutions at halftime, Indonesia was poised to tie the game; however, they were unable to capitalize on a breakaway at 72nd minute. At the 82nd minute, ‘Umar Khirbeen would break the scoreless half with another goal of his own after recovering a rebound near the opposing goal. His goal would seal the game for the Syrian National Team, who closed the year with a victory despite the turmoil engulfing their nation.