Syrian football fans watch in Damascus the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Iran and Syria, played in Iran, on September 5, 2017.
The 2-2 draw was enough to give Syria third place in Group A and a spot in the Asian play-offs against either Australia or Saudi Arabia, who face Japan later in Group B. / AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA
Syrian football fans in Damascus watch as the national team secured an unlikely World Cup play-off in September 2017. AFP 

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