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World Cup qualification for Dummies


The Socceroos certainly know how to win the hard way.

Last night they overcame a gallant Syrian side to win 2-1 and secure a 3-2 aggregate win in their World Cup playoff in Sydney.

It threatened to be a horror show for the Australian side after Syria scored in the sixth minute.

But as he has done so often before, 37 year-old Tim Cahill saved the day, scoring both goals including the match-winner in extra time.

What’s next for the Socceroos?

Ange Postecoglou’s men will have to compete in one final round of playoffs in November to book their spot in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

They will verse the fourth place side from CONCACAF (The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football).

This is how it stands right now:

  •  Panama who are in fourth spot on 10 points play second placed Costa Rica.
  •  Honduras who are in fifth spot on 10 points play first placed Mexico.
  • United States are third and play Trinidad and Tobago who are last. If one of Honduras or Panama win and USA lose, the Socceroos will verse the States.

The first leg away will be held early November (November 7th Melbourne time).