Syria won a late penalty to earn a draw, but will miss out on the Intercontinental Cup final as a result.
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Syria have sacked head coach Bernd Stange after a 2-0 Asian Cup defeat by Jordan on Thursday.
The Rwanda coach has confirmed to KweséESPN that he has a received a contract offer to work with the Syrian national team.
Vietnam survived a late onslaught from Syria to claim a 0-0 draw and join Malaysia in the AFC U23 quarterfinals in China, with Thailand eliminated.
Syria's Omar Khrbin was named the AFC Player of the Year at the AFC's annual awards, with Tottenham's Son Heung-Min scooping the international award.
After being snubbed by FIFA, Ausralia and Perth Glory star Sam Kerr is on the three-player shortlist for the Asian Women's Player of the Year.
Aaron Mooy says he enjoys playing with Tom Rogic and hopes that the British-based pair can inspire the Socceroos to victory over Honduras next month.
Syria's World Cup dream has come to a heartbreaking end. Tim Cahill's double, including one in extra time, ensured the Aussies advanced ... just.
Two goals from Tim Cahill saw Australia edge past 10-man Syria after extra time to move one step closer to the 2018 World Cup.
They make as many excuses as they want, but the 2017 Socceroos pale in comparison to past playoff squads, writes Michael Church.
In Ange Postecoglou's eyes, Tom Rogic is the kind of match winner most managers would kill to have in their arsenal.
Returning veteran Firas Al-Khatib, an ex-favourite of Shanghai Shenhua, could hold key for Syria against Australia in Tuesday's World Cup playoff.
Australia must avoid slipping up against the counter-attacking Syrians at home in Sydney to take the next step towards Russia 2018, writes Rob Brooks.
Australia players slammed the penalty decision that allowed Syria to secure a 1-1 draw in Thursday's key World Cup qualifying playoff.
Australia's World Cup hopes hang in the balance while Syria continue to dream following their AFC playoff first leg draw on Thursday night.
Syria and Australia drew 1-1 in the first leg of their Asian World Cup playoff in Malaysia.
The Socceroos won't park the bus in the first leg of their World Cup playoff against Syria in Malaysia on Thursday says coach Ange Postecoglou.
Syria can learn from the heroics of 2007 Asian champions Iraq to upset the Socceroos in Thursday's 2018 AFC World Cup playoff in Malacca, Malaysia.
After scoring a hat trick in last week's AFC Champions League semifinal, Omar Khribin looms as Syria's World Cup playoff danger man vs. Australia.
Midfielder James Troisi has come to the defence of Australia head coach Ange Postecoglou ahead of the Socceroos AFC World Cup playoff against Syria.
Head coach Ange Postecoglou has vowed a full-blooded performance from Australia against Syria in next week's World Cup playoff in Malacca, Malaysia.
Captain Mile Jedinak was the most notable absentee as the Socceroos finalised their 23-man squad for next month's AFC World Cup playoff against Syria.
Robbie Kruse sent a message to Australia boss Ange Postecoglou to start next week's World Cup playoff with a third goal in three games in Germany.
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