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Ange Postecoglou drops Aaron Mooy for crunch World Cup playoff

Ange Postecoglou drops Aaron Mooy for crunch World Cup playoff

The visitors, without five first-choice players through injury or suspension, had made the ideal start in the sixth minute to cancel out Australia's away goal advantage from the 1-1 first leg draw.

On six minutes, a mistake from Mark Milligan allowed Tamer Haj Mohamad to play in Al Somah, who lifted his left-footed finish past Mat Ryan in the home goal.

Cahill cancelled out Omar Al Soma's shock opener before heading in a 109th-minute victor to secure a 3-2 aggregate victory and become the first player to reach 50 global goals for the Socceroos.

Australia will go into a play-off next month against the fourth-place team in the final CONCACAF standings, which will be either the United States, Panama or Honduras.

Some argue that Syria should not have been allowed to compete because of political interference and others have argued that Syria competing and doing well normalises the situation and makes it seem like everything is fine.

For a second we actually thought Syria could do it and watching the game play out on Twitter was almost as good as watching the game itself. Amidst a conflict came home nation, on Tuesday, the Syrian national team came in inches of shocking the world and joined the global World Cup playoff next month. "But the Australian goal happened because of the pressure of the Socceroos", al-Hakim said.

"Timmy was Timmy, that's why he's the greatest ever".

Syria's quest for a maiden World Cup berth has been both remarkable and controversial. Eventually that goal came and it was that man again Cahill who was in the right place at the right time.

Australia is the clear favorite to earn a ticket to Russian Federation as the Oceanic side has qualified for the World Cup since 2006.

Syria came close to equalising when Al Soma struck the outside of the post with a free kick in the final minutes but Australia held on to progress.

Initially, it looked bleak for Ange Postecoglou's side.

Staff have always been preparing for every possible outcome, compiling analysis and logistics on both probable adversaries and even third-placed United States, should they falter against the struggling Trinidad and Tobago. "I'm proud of everything we have done together".

The Terriers midfielder started on the bench but was introduced after just 10 minutes after Bournemouth utility man Brad Smith picked up a suspected hip injury. With our respect for your national team and country.

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