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Syrian Striker Khrbin Wins AFC Player Of The Year Award

Syria and Al-Hilal player Omar Khrbin speaks after receiving the Asian Football Confederation Men’s Player of the Year award at the AFC Annual Awards in Bangkok.Alisa SUWANRUMPHA / AFPSyrian 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.
The AFC individual award, at a glittering ceremony in Bangkok, goes some way to compensate for the collective disappointment over the weekend when his Al Hilal side narrowly lost 1-2 on aggregate to Japan’s Uwara Red Diamonds in the AFC Champions League final.
Australia’s Samantha Kerr claimed the women’s Player of the Year title in Bangkok, after tearing through defences for US-based Sky Blue FC and her national side.

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