Lebanon coach Liviu Ciobotariu and counterpart Yun Jong-su.
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Lebanon's morale-boosting result against South Korea last week was somewhat tempered by the news that overseas triumvirate Hilal al-Helwe, Bassel Jradi and Joan Oumari were doubtful for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier at home to North Korea. Thursday's goalless draw lifted the Cedars into second place in Group H. Victory against North Korea would see Lebanon occupy top spot before qualification resumes in March.Lebanon hammered North Korea 5-0 in their previous meeting at the Sports City Stadium in 2017, their big guns all featuring in the rout. Helwe boasts an impressive record of three goals in four matches against North Korea.The Cedars, however, will be wary of a potential upset, especially after falling to North Korea in their opening group fixture.
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