Sport Socceroos v Syria to be played in Malaysia

09:13  14 september  2017
09:13  14 september  2017 Source:   MSN

Postecoglou: I don't need to change anything

  Postecoglou: I don't need to change anything The Socceroos boss is confident his team can score enough goals against the War Elephants to help their Russia qualification scenario . The Socceroos must better the result achieved by the Saudis or make up the goal difference - otherwise a playoff route to Russia with matches against an Asian and North American team will beckon."Our intent is always the same and a game like this, where you need to do it, I don’t need to change anything in the team’s set-up. The instruction and the detail is the same,” Postecoglou said on Tuesday.“The players aren’t silly.

After rumours it could be played in the Middle East, the south-east Asian nation has been announced as host for the first leg of the AFC playoff.

The Socceroos ' path to the World Cup is about to get even tougher with next month's qualifying play -off against Syria likely to be played in the Middle East - not in Malaysia .

Tomi Juric of the Socceroos celebrates after scoring the first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Australia and Thailand. © AAP Image/Joe Castro Tomi Juric of the Socceroos celebrates after scoring the first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Australia and Thailand. Malaysia has been confirmed as the host for Syria's home leg of the World Cup qualifying playoff against Australia.

The match will be played at Hang Jebat Stadium in Malacca - a venue with a 40,000 capacity that sits approximately 150km from Kuala Lumpur.

Although the Syrians played their third-round qualifiers at Hang Jebat, there were strong rumours of the match being hosted in the UAE, Jordan or Qatar.

The return leg will be played at Sydney's ANZ Stadium on October 10 with the winner moving on a home-and-away tie against the fourth-placed team from CONCACAF (currently USA).

Mile Jedinak in doubt for Socceroos World Cup playoff .
The national team skipper is in doubt for the upcoming playoff after missing selection for his club side in their last two squads.The Villans bowed out of the Carabao Cup minus their Australian midfield enforcer, with the 33-year-old absent from the squad for the second consecutive game.

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