Syria's player Omar Al Soma (C) attends a training session with teammates in Sydney on October 9, 2017, on the eve of their 2018 World Cup football qualifying match against Australia.
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Syria will rely on their trademark fighting spirit to keep their World Cup "miracle" alive against Australia Tuesday, as the Socceroos look to ride a wave of home support.It now comes down to 90 minutes at Sydney's ANZ Stadium, with the winners going into a two-legged clash with the fourth-placed team from the CONCACAF federation – currently Panama.The stadium has been home to some of the Socceroos' most memorable moments, including the 2005 World Cup playoff win against Uruguay that sent them to their first finals in 32 years.Australia, who joined the Asian Football Confederation in 2006, are attempting to reach their fourth-straight World Cup and fifth overall.Syria are striving to make their World Cup debut after a marathon qualifying run that has defied the raging civil war in their home country.
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