Even football fans with wild imaginations would have struggled to conceive this match. Syria. A nation with no home to play in the midst of civil war, dealing with one of the worst humanitarian crises of recent times. Australia. An established continental power ever since it transferred its membership to the Asian Football Confederation. Not many would have predicted the AFC’s pre-continental playoff to feature Syria and Australia. Yet, after an exciting Asian World Cup qualifying campaign, here we are. Syria vs Australia. Let that sink in for a moment.
Colombia beat Ecuador and Bolivia and are now in a strong position to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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Brazil are on the verge of qualification to the 2018 World Cup. Tite has been responsible for their dramatic upturn in form.