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Australia's World Cup hopes hang in the balance, while Syria continue to dream following their AFC playoff first leg on Thursday night.

After Robbie Kruse put the Socceroos ahead in the 40th minute, the Syrians equalised through Omar Al Soma from the penalty spot, ahead of Tuesday's second leg in Sydney. SBOBET

After Syria's heroic 2-2 draw away to Iran last month, it is dangerous to write off Asia's Cinderella team as they look to overcome the odds to book their ticket to Russia 2018.

Apart from having to play on neutral soil in Malaysia, they dealt with the unavailability due to injury of their first choice centre-backs Omar Midani and the highly fancied Ahmad Al Salih, who plays his club football with China's Henan Jianye.

Both Omars -- Khribin, of Al Hilal, and Al Soma, of Al Ahli -- started up front, but captain Firas Al Khatib was left on the bench.

Syria applied early pressure when Khribin was brought down by the scrambling Trent Sainsbury on the edge of the box in the ninth minute. The subsequent free kick from Al Somah cannoned off the Australian wall for a corner. Then we got an early glimpse of Syria's counterattacking expertise when winger Yousef Kalfa made a fine run down the left in the 22nd minute before Milos Degenek intervened to force a corner.

They had a golden chance to open the scoring in the 34th minute when the two Omars combined, with Al Soma evading Aziz Behich on the right to find Khribin at the near post, who blasted narrowly wide. SBOBET

In the 68th minute, Khribin's free kick from the edge of the box hit the wall and went over before the Syrians applied pressure with a succession of corners. And just three minutes after coming on in the 75th minute, Al Khatib set up a wonderful chance for Al Soma. Luckily for the Socceroos, the ball rebounded off the post and into the arms of keeper Mat Ryan.

Syria's much-deserved equaliser came in the 85th minute when the Iranian referee pointed to the spot after Al Soma felt to the ground after contact from Mathew Leckie. The penalty may have been dubious, but the Al Ahli man drilled his spot kick down the middle.

Australia then had to rely on Ryan to make a heroic save from Mouaiad Al Ajjan's vicious shot in stoppage time. SBOBET

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