Syria national football team

The Syria national football team (Arabic: منتخب سوريا لكرة القدم‎) represents Syria in association football and is controlled by the Syrian Arab Federation for Football, the governing body for football in Syria. Syria has never qualified for the World Cup finals but did reach the fourth qualification round in 2018. The team is currently banned by FIFA from playing at home, as they have not hosted a game since December 2010.[5]

Syria
Nickname(s)Nosour Qasioun[1]
(Arabic: نسور قاسيون‎, lit.'Qasioun Eagles')
AssociationSyrian Arab Federation for Football
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationWAFF (West Asia)
UAFA (Arab world)
Head coachNizar Mahrous
CaptainOmar Al Soma
Most capsMaher Al-Sayed (109)
Top scorerFiras Al Khatib (36)
Home stadiumAbbasiyyin Stadium
Aleppo International Stadium
FIFA codeSYR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 81 Decrease 1 (16 September 2021)[2]
Highest68 (1 July 2018)
Lowest152 (September 2014, March 2015)
First international
 Lebanon 1–2 Syria
(Beirut, Lebanon; 19 April 1942)[3]
Biggest win
Syria 13–0 Oman
(Cairo, Egypt; 6 September 1965)
Biggest defeat
 Greece 8–0 Syria
(Athens, Greece; 25 November 1949)
 Egypt 8–0 Syria
(Alexandria, Egypt; 16 October 1951)
Asian Cup
Appearances6 (first in 1980)
Best resultGroup stage (1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2011 and 2019)
WAFF Championship
Appearances8 (first in 2000)
Best resultChampions (2012)

HistoryEdit

Syria participated in the 1950 and 1958 World Cup qualifiers, one of the first teams in the region to do so. Between 1958 and 1961, the team combined with Egypt to form the United Arab Republic national football team, although the team's records are attributed only to Egypt by FIFA. In the 1966 World Cup qualifiers they were one of two teams from the Asian zone (the other being Israel) to be allocated to the European qualifying zone and were originally placed with Spain and the Republic of Ireland. However, they joined the Asian and African boycott of the 1966 qualifiers, due to the decision of FIFA to allocate just one place between Asia and Africa.

Syria has never qualified for the World Cup. The farthest they've gone in qualification was in the 1986 qualifiers when they reached the final qualifying round only to lose to Iraq. They were disqualified from the 2014 World Cup due to the use of an ineligible player.[6]

In December 2012, Syria beat Iraq in the final of West Asia Cup to collect its first major trophy. Syria has, however, competed in six Asian Cups, the last being 2019, but on each occasion were eliminated at the group stage.

 
Asia Cup 2019, Syria v Palestine

Ever since civil war broke out in the country, Syria have been banned from playing home games in their own country and in fact were one day away from being thrown out of the 2018 World Cup only for Malaysia to swoop in at the last minute and offer to host all of Syria's home games. Syria had a large upturn in fortune as they made it to 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Fourth Round but were eliminated by Australia 3–2 on aggregate.[7]

Kit suppliersEdit

Kit supplier Period Notes
  Diadora 2007–2011
  Adidas 2012–2013
  Lotto 2014–2016
  Jako 2017–2020
  Uhlsport 2021–

Schedule and recent resultsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss


2020Edit

12 November 2020 Friendly Syria   1–0   Uzbekistan Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Stadium: Khalid bin Mohammed Stadium
16 November 2020 Friendly Syria   0–1   Jordan Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Stadium: Khalid bin Mohammed Stadium

2021Edit

25 March 2021 Friendly Bahrain   3–1   Syria Riffa, Bahrain
Stadium: Bahrain National Stadium
30 March 2021 Friendly Iran   3–0   Syria Tehran, Iran
Stadium: Azadi Stadium
4 June 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Maldives   0–4   Syria Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
20:00 UTC+4 Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Stadium: Sharjah Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ammar Ali Al Jneibi (UAE)
7 June 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Guam   0–3   Syria Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
18:00 UTC+4 Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Stadium: Sharjah Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Khalid Saleh Alturais (Saudi Arabia)
15 June 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification China PR   3–1   Syria Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
21:00 UTC+4
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Stadium: Sharjah Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)
26 August 2021 Unofficial Friendly Syria   1–2 Algeria A' Al Wakrah, Qatar
Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium
2 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Iran   1–0   Syria Tehran, Iran
20:30 UTC+4:30
Report (FIFA) Stadium: Azadi Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
30 September 2021 (2021-09-30) Friendly China PR   v   Syria TBD, United Arab Emirates
--:-- UTC+4 Stadium: TBD
7 October 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification South Korea   v   Syria Seoul, South Korea
Stadium: Seoul World Cup Stadium
12 October 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Syria   v   Lebanon Amman, Jordan
Stadium: King Abdullah II Stadium
11 November 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Iraq   v   Syria
16 November 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Syria   v   Iran Amman, Jordan
Stadium: King Abdullah II Stadium
3 December 2021 2021 FIFA Arab Cup Syria   v   Tunisia Al Khor, Qatar
Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium
6 December 2021 2021 FIFA Arab Cup Syria   v   Mauritania Al Wakrah, Qatar
Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium

2022Edit

24 March 2022 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Lebanon   v   Syria Sidon, Lebanon
Stadium: Saida Municipal Stadium
29 March 2022 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Syria   v   Iraq Amman, Jordan
Stadium: King Abdullah II Stadium

Coaching staffEdit

Current coaching staffEdit

Manager historyEdit

Name Nat Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Honours
Vinzenz Dittrich   1951
Francisc Mészáros   1954
József Albert   1956–1959 1957 Pan Arab Games winners
Miklós Vadas   1960–1965
Cornel Drăgușin   1965–1966
Ezzat Abdel-Wahab   1969
Moussa Shammas   1980
Avedis Kavlakian   1983–1985
Valeriy Yaremchenko   1985–1987 1987 Mediterranean Games winners
Anatoliy Azarenkov   1986–1990
Anatoliy Azarenkov   1992
Virgil Dridea   1992–1993
Yuri Kurnenin   1995-1996
Kevork Mardikian   1997
Mircea Rădulescu   1997–1998
Moussa Shammas   March 1999 – September 1999
Dragoslav Popović   September 1999 – February 2000
Dragoslav Sridović   March 2000 – April 2000
Božidar Vukotić   March 2001 – October 2001
Jalal Talebi   November 2001 – September 2002 10 9 0 1
Janusz Wójcik   March 2003 – August 2003
Božidar Vukotić   September 2003 – November 2003
Ahmed Rifaat   December 2003 – November 2004
Nizar Mahrous   November 2004 – 2005
Miloslav Radenović   2005 – August 2006
Fajr Ibrahim   5 August 2006 – February 2008 24 13 5 6
Mohammad Kwid   10 May 2008 – 20 August 2008 8 4 0 4
Fajr Ibrahim   13 November 2008 – 13 September 2010 28 13 9 6
Ayman Hakeem (Interim)   14 September 2010 – 20 December 2010 5 2 1 2
Ratomir Dujković   28 October 2010 – 8 December 2010 1 1 0 0
Valeriu Tiţa   21 December 2010 – 9 February 2011 6 1 0 5
Claude Le Roy   16 April 2011 – 4 May 2011 0 0 0 0
Nizar Mahrous   22 May 2011 – 18 August 2011 7 5 2 0
Marwan Khoury   7 July 2012 – 30 August 2012 4 1 1 2
Hussam Al Sayed   21 October 2012 – 10 April 2013 8 2 3 3 2012 WAFF Championship winners
Anas Makhlouf   13 April 2013 – 23 October 2013 3 0 1 2
Hussam Al Sayed (Interim)   9 November 2013 – 20 November 2013 3 1 0 2
Ahmad Al Shaar   13 February 2014 – 5 March 2014 1 0 0 1
Muhannad Al Fakeer   18 September 2014 – 5 January 2015 2 2 0 0
Fajr Ibrahim   6 January 2015 – 29 March 2016 14 10 1 3
Ayman Hakeem   9 May 2016 – 20 November 2017 21 6 11 4
Bernd Stange   31 January 2018 – 10 January 2019 11 3 5 3
Fajr Ibrahim   10 January 2019 – 31 December 2019 17 7 3 7
Nabil Maâloul   11 March 2020 – 15 June 2021 7 3 0 4
Nizar Mahrous   7 July 2021 – 2 0 1 1

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification against Iran on 2 September 2021 and United Arab Emirates on 7 September 2021.
Caps and goals updated as of 7 September 2021, after the match against United Arab Emirates.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Ibrahim Alma (1991-10-18) 18 October 1991 (age 29) 66 0   Jableh
1GK Taha Mosa (1987-05-24) 24 May 1987 (age 34) 5 0   Al-Wahda
1GK Abdullatif Al Nassan (1993-01-30) 30 January 1993 (age 28) 0 0   Al-Jaish
1GK Yazan Ourabi (1997-01-30) 30 January 1997 (age 24) 0 0   Al-Fotuwa

2DF Moayad Ajan (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 (age 28) 61 1   Al-Riffa
2DF Omar Midani (1994-01-26) 26 January 1994 (age 27) 47 1   Al-Ittihad Alexandria
2DF Amro Jenyat (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 (age 28) 29 1   Al-Karamah
2DF Jehad Al Baour (1987-06-27) 27 June 1987 (age 34) 23 1   Al-Jaish
2DF Khaled Kurdaghli (1997-01-31) 31 January 1997 (age 24) 11 0   Naft Al-Wasat
2DF Saad Ahmad (1989-08-10) 10 August 1989 (age 32) 4 0   Al-Wathba
2DF Abdulrazzak Al Mohammad (1995-01-16) 16 January 1995 (age 26) 3 0   Tishreen
2DF Muayad Al Khouli (1993-10-16) 16 October 1993 (age 27) 2 0   Al-Nasr
2DF Anas Balhous (1986-08-03) 3 August 1986 (age 35) 2 0   Al-Wahda
2DF Abdul Rahman Weiss (1998-06-14) 14 June 1998 (age 23) 2 0   OFI Crete
2DF Mohammad Sahyouni (1992-08-08) 8 August 1992 (age 29) 0 0   Al-Karamah

3MF Mahmoud Al-Mawas (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 28) 75 15   Al-Shorta
3MF Zaher Midani (1989-04-13) 13 April 1989 (age 32) 59 0   Al-Zawraa
3MF Osama Omari (1992-01-10) 10 January 1992 (age 29) 38 6   Al-Hidd
3MF Tamer Haj Mohamad (1990-04-03) 3 April 1990 (age 31) 36 1   Al-Karamah
3MF Fahd Youssef (1987-05-15) 15 May 1987 (age 34) 28 0   Al-Shorta
3MF Youssef Kalfa (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993 (age 28) 23 1   Al-Wahda
3MF Mohammad Marmour (1995-09-17) 17 September 1995 (age 26) 22 3   Mesaimeer
3MF Ahmed Ashkar (1996-12-12) 12 December 1996 (age 24) 20 0   Al-Hidd
3MF Mohammed Osman (1994-01-01) 1 January 1994 (age 27) 15 1   Sparta Rotterdam
3MF Aias Aosman (1994-10-21) 21 October 1994 (age 26) 13 2   Ionikos
3MF Kamel Hmeisheh (1998-07-23) 23 July 1998 (age 23) 13 0   Tishreen
3MF Mohammad Anz (1995-05-14) 14 May 1995 (age 26) 12 0   Al-Riffa
3MF Thaer Krouma (1990-02-02) 2 February 1990 (age 31) 12 0   Al-Najma
3MF Maher Daaboul (1993-12-04) 4 December 1993 (age 27) 3 0   Mesaimeer
3MF Israa Hamwiah (1991-02-11) 11 February 1991 (age 30) 3 0   Al-Hala
3MF Kamel Kawaya (1998-06-06) 6 June 1998 (age 23) 0 0   Tishreen

4FW Omar Kharbin (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 27) 46 18   Al Wahda
4FW Nasouh Al Nakdali (1993-06-15) 15 June 1993 (age 28) 14 0   Tishreen
4FW Alaa Al Dali (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 24) 6 0   Al-Arabi
4FW Mahmoud Al Baher (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 27) 3 1   Al-Riffa
4FW Ali Beshmani (2000-01-14) 14 January 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Tishreen

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have also been called up to the Syria squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Ahmad Madania (1990-01-01) 1 January 1990 (age 31) 10 0   Tishreen v.   China PR, 15 June 2021
GK Khaled Ibrahim (1996-01-10) 10 January 1996 (age 25) 1 0   Al-Wahda v.   China PR, 15 June 2021
GK Shaher Al Shaker (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 28) 0 0   Al-Karamah v.   Iran, 30 March 2021

DF Hussein Jwayed (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 28) 31 0   Hutteen v.   China PR, 15 June 2021
DF Fares Arnaout (1997-01-31) 31 January 1997 (age 24) 10 0   Al-Manama v.   China PR, 15 June 2021
DF Youssef Al Hamwi (1997-02-01) 1 February 1997 (age 24) 9 0   Tishreen v.   China PR, 15 June 2021
DF Youssef Mohammad (1999-06-26) 26 June 1999 (age 22) 7 0   Al-Ahli v.   China PR, 15 June 2021
DF Momen Naji (1996-10-09) 9 October 1996 (age 24) 4 0   Al-Shorta v.   China PR, 15 June 2021
DF Ahmad Al Saleh (1990-05-20) 20 May 1990 (age 31) 54 2   Al-Wahda v.   Maldives, 4 June 2021 INJ
DF Abdullah Al Shami (1994-03-02) 2 March 1994 (age 27) 10 0   Al-Fahaheel v.   Bahrain, 25 March 2021 WD

MF Ward Al Salama (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 27) 17 1   Al-Manama v.   China PR, 15 June 2021
MF Mohammad Al Hallak (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 22) 5 0   Al-Manama v.   China PR, 15 June 2021
MF Mohamad Rihanieh (2001-12-26) 26 December 2001 (age 19) 5 0   Al-Ittihad v.   China PR, 15 June 2021
MF Simon Amin (1997-11-13) 13 November 1997 (age 23) 1 0   Trelleborgs v.   China PR, 15 June 2021
MF Khaled Al Mobayed (1993-01-10) 10 January 1993 (age 28) 38 4   Al-Wahda v.   Bahrain, 25 March 2021 INJ

FW Mardik Mardikian (1992-03-14) 14 March 1992 (age 29) 37 6   Al-Arabi v.   China PR, 15 June 2021
FW Omar Al Somah (1989-03-28) 28 March 1989 (age 32) 26 15   Al-Ahli v.   Maldives, 4 June 2021 INJ
FW Abdulrahman Barakat (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 23) 2 0   Al-Muharraq v.   Maldives, 4 June 2021 INJ
FW Mohammad Malta (2000-09-14) 14 September 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Tishreen v.   Jordan, 16 November 2020

SUS Player suspended.
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
RET Retired from the national team.
WD Player withdrew from the squad for non-injury related reasons.

Previous squadsEdit

Asian Cup

Player recordsEdit

As of 4 June 2021[8]
Players in bold are still active with Syria.

Most capped playersEdit

 
Mosab Balhous is Syria's third most-capped player with 86 caps.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Maher Al-Sayed 109 29 1999–2013
2 Ali Diab 97 4 2004–2013
3 Mosab Balhous 86 0 2006–2016
4 Raja Rafe 84 32 2002–2015
5 Tarek Jabban 83 5 1996–2007
6 Nizar Mahrous 76 12 1985–1993
7 George Khouri 74 8 1982–1989
8 Firas Al-Khatib 72 36 2001–2019
Mahmoud Al-Mawas 72 15 2012–present
10 Feras Esmaeel 69 5 2002–2011

Top goalscorersEdit

 
Firas Al-Khatib is Syria's all-time record goalscorer with 36 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Firas Al-Khatib 36 72 0.5 2001–2019
2 Raja Rafe 32 84 0.38 2006–2016
3 Maher Al-Sayed 29 109 0.27 1999–2013
4 Said Bayazid 24 24 1 1997–2001
5 Zyad Chaabo 22 49 0.45 2001–2010
6 Omar Kharbin 18 43 0.42 2012–present
7 Omar Al Somah 15 26 0.58 2012–present
Mohamed Al-Zeno 15 44 0.34 2004–2011
Mahmoud Al-Mawas 15 72 0.21 2012–present
10 Avedis Kavlakian 14 1953–1966

Competition recordsEdit

 
Syria national football team in Tehran – 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification

FIFA World CupEdit

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 Did not enter Did not enter
  1934
  1938
  1950 Withdrew 1 0 0 1 0 7
  1954 Did not enter Did not enter
  1958 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 1 2
  1962 Withdrew Withdrew
  1966
  1970 Did not enter Did not enter
  1974 Did not qualify 6 3 1 2 6 6
  1978 Withdrew 4 1 0 3 2 6
  1982 Did not qualify 4 0 0 4 2 7
  1986 8 4 3 1 8 4
  1990 4 2 1 1 7 5
  1994 6 3 3 0 14 4
  1998 5 2 1 2 27 5
    2002 6 4 1 1 40 6
  2006 6 2 2 2 7 7
  2010 10 6 2 2 23 10
  2014 Disqualified 2 0 0 2 0 6
  2018 Did not qualify 20 9 5 6 36 22
  2022 To be determined 10 7 1 2 23 9
      2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/23 94 43 21 30 197 106
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided via penalty shoot-out.

AFC Asian CupEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Olympic Games record Olympic Games qualification record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D* L GF GA
  1900 to 1968   Did not enter
  1972 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 0 1
  1976 Did not enter
  1980 Round 1 3 0 1 2 0 8 4 2 0 2 3 1
  1984 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 6 10
  1988 2 0 0 2 0 5
  1992 to present See Syria national under-23 team See Syria national under-23 team
Total 0 Titles 3 0 1 2 0 8 14 4 2 8 9 17
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided via penalty shoot-out.

WAFF ChampionshipEdit

WAFF Championship record
Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA
  2000 Runners-up 5 2 1 2 5 2
  2002 Fourth place 4 1 1 2 5 6
  2004 Runners-up 4 1 1 2 6 13
  2007 Semi-finals 3 2 0 1 2 3
  2008 Semi-finals 3 1 1 1 2 3
  2010 Group stage 2 0 1 1 2 3
  2012 Champions 4 2 2 0 5 3
  2014 Withdrew
  2019 Group stage 4 0 2 2 5 7
  2021 Qualified
Total 1 Title 29 9 9 11 32 40
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided via penalty shoot-out.

FIFA Arab CupEdit

FIFA Arab Cup record
Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA
  1963 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 9 4
  1964 Did not enter
  1966 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 9 4
  1985 Did not enter
  1988 Runners-up 6 2 2 2 5 5
  1992 Fourth place 4 0 3 1 2 3
  1998 Group stage 2 0 0 2 1 6
  2002 Group stage 4 2 0 2 8 6
  2012 Did not enter
  2021 Qualified
Total 0 Titles 25 10 6 9 34 28
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided via penalty shoot-out.

Pan Arab GamesEdit

Pan Arab Games record
Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA
  1953 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 3 5
  1957 Champions 5 2 2 1 12 6
  1961 Did not enter
  1965 Group stage 4 2 0 2 20 8
  1976 Third place 6 3 1 2 6 4
  1985 Group stage 2 0 0 2 0 4
  1992 Fourth place 4 0 3 1 2 3
  1997 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 9 5
  1999 Group stage 4 0 4 0 5 5
  2007 Did not enter
  2011 Withdrew
  2023 To be determined
  2027
Total 1 Title 33 12 11 10 57 40
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided via penalty shoot-out.

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Mediterranean Games record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
  1951 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 12
  1955 Fourth place 3 0 0 3 0 10
  1959 Did not enter
  1963 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 10
  1967 Did not enter
  1971 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 4
 1975 Did not enter
  1979
  1983 Group stage 2 0 0 2 0 2
  1987 Champions 5 4 1 0 13 3
  1991 to present See Syria national under-20 team
Total 1 Title 18 4 1 13 15 41

Asian GamesEdit

Asian Games record
Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA
  1951 Did not enter
  1954
  1958
  1962
  1966
  1970
 1974
  1978
  1982 Group stage 3 0 2 1 3 5
  1986 Did not enter
  1990
  1994
  1998
  2002 to present See Syria national under-23 team
Total 0 Titles 3 0 1 2 3 5
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided via penalty shoot-out.

West Asian GamesEdit

West Asian Games record
Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA
  1997 Runners-up
  2002 Third place[9] 4 1 3 0 5 4
  2005 Runners-up 4 1 3 0 7 5
Total 0 Titles 8 2 6 0 12 9
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided via penalty shoot-out.

Head-to-head recordEdit

HonoursEdit

Winners (1): 2012
Runners-up (2): 2000, 2004
Fourth place (1): 2002
Semi-finals (2): 2007, 2008
Runners-up (3): 1963, 1966, 1988
Fourth place (3): 1992
Winners (1): 1957
Runners-up (2): 1953, 1997
Third place (1): 1976
Fourth place (1): 1992
Winners (1): 1987
Third place (1): 1951
Fourth place (1): 1955
Runners-up (2): 1997, 2005
Third place (1): 2002

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ FIFA.com (19 August 2011). "Syria disqualified from 2014 FIFA World Cup". fifa.com. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  7. ^ Maasdorp, James (10 October 2017). "Australia v Syria World Cup qualifying play-off second leg in Sydney, as it happened". abc.net.au. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  8. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Syria - Record International Players". RSSSF.
  9. ^ "Second West Asian Games". West Asian Games Federation. Archived from the original on 15 September 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2019.

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