Lebanon resume their campaign next month with a home tie against Turkmenistan.
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Lebanon face an uphill battle in securing their place in the second round of World Cup qualification after succumbing to a surprise 2-0 loss in their opening match away to North Korea Thursday. Only the eight group winners and four best runners-up will make it through to the final phase, meaning the Cedars can ill afford any more slip-ups from here on out.Lebanon had enjoyed an unbeaten record in six previous meetings with North Korea, winning the last two by a handsome 9-1 margin.It was North Korea, buoyed by three straight wins heading into Thursday's encounter, who made an immediate impact.
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