2018 FIFA WC QLF, AFC: Fourth Round Playoff

Discussion in 'AFC: Tournaments' started by rooboy91, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. rooboy91

    rooboy91 Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Perth, Australia
    Club:
    Perth Glory
    Country:
    Australia
  2. persianfootball

    persianfootball Member+

    Aug 5, 2004
    outside your realm
    australia will win. thread closed.

    the question here is, will australia face the USA after? probably not.
     
  3. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Country:
    Saudi Arabia
    I read in some thread stating Iran or Iraq should host the first leg which in my terms is wague idea..
    Syrian team is used to playing in Malasiyan turf which they might difficult to adapt in new turf and also the increased travel time will put on more misery on both the teams..
     
  4. rooboy91

    rooboy91 Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Perth, Australia
    Club:
    Perth Glory
    Country:
    Australia
    It is apparently going to be announced later today.
     
  5. Perspolis#1

    Perspolis#1 Member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Club:
    Manchester United FC

    Im against Iran hosting for any team unless its Tajikistan/Afghanistan. Let me make that clear.

    A USA-Syria match in Azadi would go against Syria and frankly surprise them.

    The government would have to control who is allowed attendance because the uncontrolled crowd would root for USA>Syria
     
  6. rooboy91

    rooboy91 Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Perth, Australia
    Club:
    Perth Glory
    Country:
    Australia
    Can't see the US playing there somehow.
     
  7. Perspolis#1

    Perspolis#1 Member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    They could stage a complaint. Im not even in favor of it happening. Sportsmanwise, after the US wrestling team went there and was treated like kings, if an objection is made it wouldnt come from USSF but higher up.

    Id wager Iranians would root for the Aussies over Syria as well.
     
  8. rooboy91

    rooboy91 Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Perth, Australia
    Club:
    Perth Glory
    Country:
    Australia
    I have no doubt they would be treated well if they went - just can't see it happening.

    There were a few Iranians in the away end for Iraq-Australia. I ended up giving my Australia shirt to one of them.
     
  9. rooboy91

    rooboy91 Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Perth, Australia
    Club:
    Perth Glory
    Country:
    Australia
    I'd like to have your optimism but I think is won't be easy.
     
  10. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Country:
    Saudi Arabia
    Syria's attack is bolstered by arrival of Somah and he deadly finisher in air and ground..Australia will have tough time defending him
     
  11. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Country:
    Australia
  12. rooboy91

    rooboy91 Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Perth, Australia
    Club:
    Perth Glory
    Country:
    Australia
    Football Associations are meant to have venues sorted four weeks before a match. All of the countries that could've qualified would have needed to have venues sorted before the final day of the last qualifying stage.
     
  13. AIL1998

    AIL1998 Member

    May 27, 2012
    Country:
    Iran
    I welcome hosting for any team as long as It is not in top 3-4 biggest stadiums we have.

    I do not think they can choose Iraq for their home games in official matches at the moment.
     
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  14. thewitness

    thewitness Member

    Jul 10, 2013
    Club:
    Derby County FC
    Country:
    Australia
    The rumours now have the Syrian leg to be played in Qatar.
     
  15. persianfootball

    persianfootball Member+

    Aug 5, 2004
    outside your realm
    damn it why did the roos have to mess it up. i wanted saudi to have to travel to qatar.:D
     
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  16. TheShowStealer

    Jan 15, 2011
    Based on level of play Syria played better than Australia
    But Australia got the experience
     
  17. Perspolis#1

    Perspolis#1 Member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Club:
    Manchester United FC

    Bro Saudi would send the complaint letter to FIFA asking for a neutral venue so fast it would be received yesterday
     
  18. rooboy91

    rooboy91 Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Perth, Australia
    Club:
    Perth Glory
    Country:
    Australia
    Supposedly the Syrian leg will be in Abu Dhabi despite some initial objections from the Emirati government.
     
  19. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Country:
    Australia
    I think Syria would have been better off sticking to Malaysia as a venue as the travel between matches would have been easier for them. In any case, its up to them where they play their home leg.
     
  20. al ittihady

    al ittihady Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Club:
    Al Ittihad Jeddah
    Country:
    Saudi Arabia
    Some are saying the pitch in Malasiya sucks due and almost makes it unplayble thats why they want to change..
     
  21. rooboy91

    rooboy91 Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Perth, Australia
    Club:
    Perth Glory
    Country:
    Australia
    They've played at two venues. One was pretty bad so they changed to Melaka.
     
  22. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Country:
    Australia
    Looks like the first leg is in Malaysia.
     
  23. BUDOKAN

    BUDOKAN Member

    May 31, 2006
    Tokyo
    Club:
    Yokohama F Marinos
    Country:
    Japan
    If Malaysia, the stadium may be packed by Ausie expats.

    I remember 1997 JPN x IRN playoff @ Johor Bahru.
    20,000 Japanese fan mostly from Singapore and Bangkok rushed to the venue.
    I was one of them.;)
     
  24. rooboy91

    rooboy91 Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Perth, Australia
    Club:
    Perth Glory
    Country:
    Australia
    Not just expats. It doesn't cost much more than a domestic flight for a lot of Australians to get to KL.
     
  25. thewitness

    thewitness Member

    Jul 10, 2013
    Club:
    Derby County FC
    Country:
    Australia
    The media in Australia has been very quiet about this game coming up. Yes, it’s been a very busy week in sports news in Australia this past week, but the day before the game in Malaysia there is only a couple of very small articles in the papers.

    Ticket sales for the return leg next week are also going very slowly. You can still easily buy blocks of 10 seats in any section of the stadium you want, including in the Australian “Active” area behind the goals.

    It’s as if almost everyone seems to think that a win over Syria is a foregone conclusion and they are just waiting for the next CONCACAF opponent to arrive. This attitude is hopefully not shared by the players or we could find ourselves not even getting on that plane to Panama or where ever.
     

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