US eases our path

Sunday Herald Sun - - News -

THE Soc­ceroos are in line for a likely World Cup qual­i­fy­ing play­off date with Panama or Hon­duras should they get past Syria on Tues­day night.

The US pounded Panama 4-0 yes­ter­day, smooth­ing the way for Ange Postecoglou’s men, who will likely avoid a chal­leng­ing tie with the Amer­i­cans for a spot at Rus­sia 2018.

If suc­cess­ful against Syria, the Soc­ceroos will meet the fourth-placed team from CONCACAF.

The US win lifted it to third with 12 points and left Panama (10 points) in fourth with one game to play.

Fifth-placed Hon­duras (nine points) has a game in hand when it plays sec­ond­placed Costa Rica to­day.

But noth­ing will be con­firmed un­til Wed­nes­day morn­ing, when the fi­nal CONCACAF round is played.

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