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Iran: Syrian fans pull Mexican waves as national team gets closer to World Cup00:45

Iran: Syrian fans pull Mexican waves as national team gets closer to World Cup

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
September 6, 2017 at 08:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Syrian football fans were in a jubilant mood at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, Tuesday, following the national football team’s 2-2 draw with Iran in the FIFA 2018 qualifier, keeping alive Syria's chances of making it to the World Cup in Russia.

Stirring the stadium with Mexican waves, Syrian fans waved Syrian flags and held portraits of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The conflict in Syria has meant that the national squad has been forced to play their home games in Malaysia.

The Syrian national football team, who played their home games in Malaysia due to the ongoing conflict in Syria, is due to face Australia for a spot in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The first leg is scheduled for October 5, while the return leg will be played on October 10.

Iran: Syrian fans pull Mexican waves as national team gets closer to World Cup00:45
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Syrian football fans were in a jubilant mood at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, Tuesday, following the national football team’s 2-2 draw with Iran in the FIFA 2018 qualifier, keeping alive Syria's chances of making it to the World Cup in Russia.

Stirring the stadium with Mexican waves, Syrian fans waved Syrian flags and held portraits of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The conflict in Syria has meant that the national squad has been forced to play their home games in Malaysia.

The Syrian national football team, who played their home games in Malaysia due to the ongoing conflict in Syria, is due to face Australia for a spot in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The first leg is scheduled for October 5, while the return leg will be played on October 10.

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