The socceroos have a big challenge ahead of them in the knock out World Cup qualifying match against Syria. A win will mean a final round play-off to qualify for Russia next year.

Maudy Veltema reports.


Around forty-five thousand fans will watch the deciding game at ANZ stadium.

The Socceroos need a draw to move on.

Ange Postecoglou, Socceroos coach: “Our objective is to play our football. We want to be aggressive, we want to be attacking, we want to take it to the opposition, and test them and that’s what we’ll do.”

Syria will go into the match depleted, missing five key players.

But coach Ayman Hakeem backs his team to beat the odds and upset the Australian squad.

Maudy Veltema QUT News.