Published: Thu, June 15, 2017
Sports | By Mabel Barber

Soccer players against embargo, T-shirt with emir

Soccer players against embargo, T-shirt with emir

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min suffered a suspected broken arm during South Korea's 3-2 World Cup qualification defeat to Qatar on Tuesday.

Qatar is set to host the 2022 World Cup finals.

The T-shirt was also waved by midfielder Hasan Al-Haydos after he scored to put the Qataris 1-0 ahead in the 25th minute. "We need to feel fortunate that we took a point from here".

The defeat in Doha leaves the Red Devils in second place in Group A of Asian qualifying, just one point ahead of Uzbekistan, with two matches remaining.

However, there was more drama with Fossati stunning his own federation by apparently resigning moments after his team had beaten South Korea to keep the Gulf nation's slim World Cup hopes alive.

"I take full responsibility for this result", said Stielike after the game.

Federation Internationale de Football Association bans any unsanctioned political, religious or commercial messages on shirts.

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It was a 25th-minute foul on Afif, who is the first ever Qatari to play in La Liga, which lead to Qatar's opener.

The players prepared for the crucial game in Doha wearing white shirts emblazoned with a profile portrait of Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.

The Koreans, who enjoyed a whopping 63 percent of the possession, stormed back into the game with goals from Ki Sung-yeung and Hwang Hee-chang in the 62nd and 70th minutes but Qatar had the last laugh when Al Haydos recorded his second goal off an assist from Rodrigo Tabata just four minutes later.

But fine work from Brazilian-born Rodrigo Tabata set up Al-Haydos for a 74th-minute victor, prompting delirious scenes on the touchlines and in the stands.

The 24-year-old looked in severe discomfort as he left the field of play holding his right wrist, but initial tests have seen the South Korean Football Federation confirm, via the Korea Herald, that the player has actually fractured his forearm.

TOTTENHAM striker Son Henung-min could miss the start of the season after breaking his arm playing for South Korea.

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