2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Wrap (Asia): Late Leveller Keeps Syria’s World Cup Hopes…

first_imgStriker Omar Al Somah scored a late equaliser from the penalty spot to give his side a creditable 1-1 draw against Australia in the first leg of their playoff tie.Australia had taken a first half lead through German-based striker Robbie Kruse before Al Somah’s late show five minutes from time gave Syria a little hope ahead of the second leg in Australia on Tuesday.Syria had been playing their home games in Malaysia but they didn’t let that bother them in what was a battling display against the Australians with the playoff winner expected to battle a CONCACAF team for a place in Russia next summer.Related2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Wrap (AFC): Ageless Cahill Ends Syria’s World Cup HopesOctober 10, 2017In “FIFA”Russia 2018 World Cup Playoff: Honduras, Australia Clash End In StalemateNovember 11, 2017In “FIFA”Denmark Thrash Ireland To Qualify For Russia 2018November 15, 2017In “FIFA”last_img

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