FIFA WCQ: Group A results, standings

Syria have booked third place in Group A and a playoff spot in Asian World Cup Qualifying following a thrilling 2-2 draw with Iran in Tehran on Wednesday (AEST).

After Saudi Arabia's win over Japan, the Caltex Socceroos will now face a two-legged tie against Syria to keep their World Cup dreams alive. 

Iran and Korea Republic secured automatic qualification from Group A. 

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