Syria: Football on the frontline
Since the uprising began in 2011, there has been little positivity spoken in connection with Syria, but then there is the remarkable story of its national football team. Read the story here
Despite having to their play 'home' games thousands of miles away on neutral territory, Syria still have a realistic chance of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup after impressive results against South Korea and China.
As part of the BBC's State of Sport week, we followed the team from Damascus to Malaysia as they prepared for this week's key qualifier against Uzbekistan.