A lick of paint gets in the way of Syria’s World Cup dream



Tim Cahill’s double sends Australia through in a pulsating play-off match
OMAR AL-SOMA’S free kick crashed into the post with moments to go in a dramatic end to war-torn Syria’s World Cup hopes yesterday, sending Tim Cahill’s Australian squad into the final play-off for a spot in Russia.
The 37-year-old Cahill again delivered for his country with two goals in a 2-1 extra-time win that clinched the Asian play-off 3-2 on aggregate.
Syria’s improbable run towards a first World Cup attracted global attention, which heightened after it salvaged a 1-1 draw in the first leg last week at its... read more

 
11 October 2017 in Regional, Views: 60
Source: Morning Star
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