Rush To Rus­sia

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Qual­i­fy­ing for the FIFA World Cup via the play­off has been char­ac­terised as a trip into the un­known – such a grey area that we were un­sure at time of writ­ing if the Soc­ceroos would still be in with a chance at Rus­sia 2018 a er fail­ing for the first time to ad­vance out of Asia. If Ange Postecoglou’s team has ne­go­ti­ated the first stage against Syria, the Soc­ceroos would face a game some­where in North Amer­ica – the United States, Hon­duras, Panama, take your pick – and the re­turn leg at home in the in­ter-con­fed­er­a­tion

play-off (Nov 7 and 14). For Aussie fans, the pos­si­bil­i­ties are re­viv­ing bad mem­o­ries of Iran in 1998 and Uruguay and 2001. But then again, isn’t this all ex­cit­ing?

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