Mawas, No. 9, and teammates celebrate after scoring the first goal against China.
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South Korean sharpshooter Son Heung-Min kept Qatar's World Cup ambitions on hold and Japan also survived a scare as China suffered a potentially calamitous defeat to Syria Thursday.Tottenham Hotspur's Son extended his electric club form with the winner in South Korea's 3-2 triumph over 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar, whose hopes of reaching Russia 2018 now look distant.In Xian, Syrian forward Mahmoud al-Mawas' breakaway goal in the 54th minute settled a gritty game which left China stranded on one point from their first three games in Group A. Seventy-eighth-ranked China have ambitions of hosting and even winning a World Cup, but Mawas dented their hopes of reaching the tournament for a second time at Russia 2018 .
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