Football Federation Australia (FFA) today received official confirmation that the Caltex Socceroos will play Syria at the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka, Malaysia in the first leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Play-off on Thursday 5 October.
The Caltex Socceroos will then host Syria in the second leg of the Asian Play-off at Stadium Australia in Sydney on Tuesday 10 October.
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The winner of the Asian Play-off will then face the fourth placed team from the CONCACAF region in home and away matches in November for a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Should the Caltex Socceroos defeat Syria in the Asian Play-off, they will also play the home match of the Intercontinental Play-off at Stadium Australia.
FFA CEO David Gallop invited all Australian sports fans to get behind the Socceroos.
“This is one of those occasions where every fan can make a difference. It’s a great stadium and it’s going to be a great experience on October 10,” he said.
“Our football dreams have come true before at Stadium Australia and they can again. Don’t miss this chance to witness history.”2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers – Round 4 - Asian Play-off
|Match Day 1 (First Leg)||Thursday 5 October 2017||Syria v Australia||Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka, Malaysia|
|Match Day 2 (Second Leg)||Tuesday 10 October 2017||Australia v Syria||Stadium Australia, Sydney|
|Match Day 1 (First Leg)||Monday 6 November 2017||CONCACAF v AFC||TBC|
|Match Day 2 (Second Leg)||Tuesday 14 November 2017||AFC v CONCACAF||TBC|
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