|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Sports (Click here for more)

Australia Ends Syria’s Fairytale Dream of World Cup Spot

SYDNEY – Australia defeated Syria 2-1 on Tuesday in a second-leg playoff that put an end to the war-torn Arab country’s fairytale dream of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Australia is scheduled to play an Intercontinental playoff against the fourth-placed team in the CONCACAF Zone in November for a spot in Russia.

“The playoff is going to be a different kind of match to those we’ve faced so far in Asia. We’ll need to be ready for that,” Australian midfielder Mark Milligan said after the win.

Syria took an early lead thanks to a goal from Omar al-Soma in the sixth minute, providing Syrian fans a spark of hope.

Because of the brutal Syrian Civil War, Syria’s national team has been playing its home matches in Malaysia.

Tim Cahill, however, drew level seven minutes later, with no further changes on the score during the regulation time, so the match extended to an extra-time – as the first leg ended 1-1.

The 31-year-old Cahill found the back of the net one more time in the 109th minute, scoring his 50th international goal, which proved the decider.

Panama holds the fourth spot in CONCACAF’s table with 10 points ahead of Honduras which has the same points, with one more match to go.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved