Tim Cahill has kept alive Australia’s World Cup dream
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Syria’s World Cup dream has been ended by Australia in dramatic fashion.
The minnows, having claimed a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Asian qualifying tie, were on course for a stunning upset when Al Somah gave them an early lead in the return match at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Tuesday night.
But Tim Cahill drew Australia level with a trademark header and then repeated the feat late in extra-time to seal a 3-2 aggregate win for the Socceroos.
Australia will now face the fourth-place team in the Concacaf region – likely to be Panama or Honduras – in a two-legged play-off for a place in the World Cup finals.
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