Australia Ends Syria’s World Cup Dream

Australia Ends Syria’s World Cup Dream

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Syria’s unlikely 2018 World Cup dream is over as Australia progressed to the final qualifying round courtesy of Tim Cahill’s extra-time header.

The civil war-torn nation’s hopes of a place in Russia were denied by two headed goals from 37-year-old Cahill.

Syria took the tie to extra-time but were reduced to 10 men before former Everton midfielder Cahill converted Robbie Kruse’s cross to make it 2-1.

Australia will now play either Panama, Honduras or the USA for a finals berth.

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