Syria: National team given hero's welcome as they edge closer to first ever World Cup

Syrian football fans celebrated the return of the national football team in style, Wednesday, after their last-gasp 2-2 draw with Iran in Tehran guaranteed a play-off to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Syria must now face Australia and, if victorious, will have to defeat a team from the Americas to secure a place at the finals to mark the country's first ever World Cup, amidst a six... Еще year conflict. The national team are forced to play home games in Malaysia, some 7,000 miles away, and are low on funds due to financial sanctions meaning qualification for the World Cup would be a huge sporting achievement.

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