Football: Prolific Syrian Khrbin wins AFC Player of the Year award

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Bangkok (AFP) – Syrian striker Omar Khrbin was awarded the Asian Football Confederation’s 2017 Player of the Year Wednesday, after starring both for his club and for his war-ravaged country whose attempt to make the World Cup captured the hearts of the sporting world.

Khrbin was selected ahead of last year’s winner Omar Abdulrahman - Asia’s hottest rising star - and Wu Lei, the skilful Chinese winger.

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