Connect with us

Soccer

GUAM VS SYRIA SWITCHES HOME/AWAY MATCHES

An update on Guam’s upcoming WCQ Matches.

PRESS RELEASE – Guam Football Association Executives agreed to switch home and away match dates against Syria in the continuation of Round 2 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification based on a recent recommendation by FIFA.

The Matao, Guam men’s national football team, was scheduled to play Syria at the GFA National Training Center on Oct. 15, but will now instead play the match in the United Arab Emirates, as Syria’s home match. Syria will play in Guam Jun. 4, 2020 based on the tournament’s fixture format.

“With the date fast approaching and no reported progress for entry into Guam by Syrian officials, FIFA urged us to consider switching Guam’s home and away dates to prevent cancellation of the Oct. 15 match,” said Tino San Gil, GFA President. “We agreed to this arrangement and are currently working with the Syria Football Association on logistics for this change.”

With the change, Guam will play two away matches next month – against group leaders China, PR on Oct. 10 at Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou and Syria in UAE five days later.

“The last minute changes aren’t ideal, but we will deal with any adversity as per normal and continue with our preparations focusing our energy to the China match first before turning our attention toward Syria,” said Karl Dodd, Head Coach of the Guam National Team.

Following the October matches, the team will close out the year of qualification matches against Maldives in Maldives on Nov. 19.

Qualification matches then continue next year beginning Mar. 26 against the Philippines Azkals in the Philippines. Guam will return to play against China, PR at the GFA National Training Center on Mar. 31, 2020. The final match for Guam in the qualification round will be against Syria in Guam on Jun. 4, 2020.

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

June

July 2020

August
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
Events for July

1st

No Events
Events for July

2nd

No Events
Events for July

3rd

No Events
Events for July

4th

No Events
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Events for July

5th

No Events
Events for July

6th

No Events
Events for July

7th

No Events
Events for July

8th

No Events
Events for July

9th

No Events
Events for July

10th

No Events
Events for July

11th

No Events
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Events for July

12th

No Events
Events for July

13th

No Events
Events for July

14th

No Events
Events for July

15th

No Events
Events for July

16th

No Events
Events for July

17th

No Events
Events for July

18th

No Events
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Events for July

19th

No Events
Events for July

20th

No Events
Events for July

21st

No Events
Events for July

22nd

No Events
Events for July

23rd

No Events
Events for July

24th

No Events
Events for July

25th

No Events
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
Events for July

26th

No Events
Events for July

27th

No Events
Events for July

28th

No Events
Events for July

29th

No Events
Events for July

30th

No Events
Events for July

31st

No Events

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

JFK Islander Jada Han

Polls

Would you like to see the first ever 2020 Fantasy Baseball Drafted teams compete against each other?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Since forming the GNYFF in 2009, the league has never gone without a season until 2020. The league announced their plans to cancel the 2020 season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

RIP: Former Guam football player Phil Mendiola, shown here with son Tano, passed away in Las Vegas due to a heart attack. Mendiola played for numerous Guam teams from youth to varsity. He was 39.
—————————————————-
Morgan McKenna (left with black face mask) poses for a photo with Guam Football Association Technical Director Sang Hoon Kim (seated, with blue face mask) and Guam Football Association Assistant Technical Director Ross Awa (standing) after signing his letter of commitment to play intercollegiate men’s soccer for Muskingum University in Ohio. The Fighting Muskies compete in NCAA Division III’s Ohio Athletic Conference.

More in Soccer