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That was as close as it gets.
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Why one Syrian man has no choice but to protest.
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The Socceroos have drawn 1-1 with Syria in the first leg of their vital World Cup qualifying play-off tie.
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Australia will next play Syria.
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But Australia's hopes for Russia 2018 aren't over just yet.
Socceroos were not shockeroos, for once.
They scored in twelve seconds. That's right, twelve.
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The team had said it is 'not keeping with their culture'.
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Australia's World Cup Qualification hopes are still alive. But only just.
'Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi! Oi! Oi!' just took on a new meaning ('oi' means 'hi' in Portuguese).
Who knew cricket's chief suit had a hotline to the selectors' room?