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Malaysia to host Syria-Australia World Cup playoff

AFP  |  Sydney 

Syria will play in the first leg of their crucial World Cup Asian play-off in next month, football authorities announced today.

Football Federation said it had received official confirmation that the Socceroos would face the war- divided nation at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka on October 5.

They will host the return leg in Sydney five days later.

Syria, who have never qualified for the World Cup finals, have been forced to play all their home qualifiers in because of the civil war back home.

The winner will take on the fourth-placed team from the CONCACAF region in home and away matches in November for a place at the 2018 World Cup in

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 12:57 IST