Australia Ends Syria's 2018 World Cup Journey
TEHRAN (Tasnim)- Syria's World Cup journey comes to an end after losing to Australia in the second leg of the Asian playoff on Tuesday.
Australia defeated Syria 2-1 in Sydney.
Socceroos drew 1-1 with Syria in Malaysia last week and the 3-2 aggregate victory sent it into an intercontinental playoff in November against the fourth-placed team in North and Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF) qualifying with a World Cup spot on the line.
Omar Al Soma put the visiting team into the lead just six minutes into the match but Tim Cahill scored for Australia seven minutes later.
Mahmoud Al Mawas was sent off for a second bookable offence following a rash challenge on Robbie Kruse in the 94th minute.
with 10 minutes remaining, Cahill scored the winner with a header.
Syria’s dreams of securing a maiden World Cup appearance were dashed.