Syria boost World Cup hopes after Al Soma’s late leveller against Australia

  • Syria 1-1 Australia
  • Al Soma 85pen; Kruse 40

Syria’s hopes of reaching their first-ever World Cup are alive and kicking after they came from behind to grab a controversial first-leg draw against Australia in Malacca.

The Socceroos held a solitary one-goal lead for 45 minutes after Robbie Kruse’s strike in the first half but a disputed penalty, tucked home by Omar Al Soma with five minutes left, gave the Syrians a lifeline going into the return leg in Sydney.

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Syria 1-1 AustraliaAl Soma 85pen; Kruse 40Syria’s hopes of reaching their first-ever World Cup are alive and kicking after they came from behind to grab a controversial first-leg draw against Australia in Malacca.The Socceroos held a solitary one-goal lead for 45 minutes after Robbie Kruse’s strike in the first half but a disputed penalty, tucked home by Omar Al Soma with five minutes left, gave the Syrians a lifeline going into the return leg in Sydney. Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/05/syria-keep-world-cup-hopes-alive-after-al-somas-late-leveller-against-australia

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