Australia Ends Syria’s World Cup Dream

 Australia Ends Syria’s World Cup Dream

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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