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Socceroos' World Cup playoff against Syria to be held in Malaysia

Socceroos' World Cup playoff against Syria to be held in Malaysia
From ESPN - September 13, 2017

Malaysia will host Syria's home match against Australia in a 2018 World Cup playoff, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced.

The Socceroos will head to the Hang Jebat Stadium for the Oct. 5 match before hosting the Syrians at Sydney's ANZ Stadium five days later.

The venue in the city of Malacca, two hours south of Kuala Lumpur, hosted Syria's home matches during the third round of AFC World Cup qualifying.

There had been reports that Syria had requested the match to be played in the Middle East -- Doha and Abu Dhabi had been mentioned as potential venues -- before the AFC intervened to confirm Malacca as the venue.

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