Syria's soccer team celebrates after scoring a goal against Iran during their Round 3 - Group A World Cup qualifier at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. The match draw 2-2. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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South Korea and Saudi Arabia qualified for next year's World Cup Tuesday, while war-torn Syria kept alive its dream of playing on football's biggest stage for the first time.Reigning Asian champions Australia, will face Syria in a playoff to stay in contention for a World Cup place after both teams missed the chance to seal automatic qualification for the 2018 World Cup.Syria made it 2-2 in stoppage time when Omar Al Soma put the ball between Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Salimi's legs.The winner of next month's two-legged playoff between Syria and Australia will face a team from the CONCACAF confederation covering North and Central America, and the Caribbean for a World Cup spot.
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