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The broadcast of live games had been banned to avoid national embarrassment, but after the spirited 2-1 defeat to Brazil, state television made the Portugal game its first live sports broadcast ever.

Following ideological criticism, the players were then allegedly forced to blame the coach for their defeats.

War-ravaged Syria has not played a match on home soil since 2010, holding all of its third-round Asian qualifiers in Malaysia.

Football Federation Australia has confirmed the first-leg clash against the Syrians will be held at the Hang Jebat Stadium on October 5 in Malacca, with the return match to be played on October 10 at Sydney's Olympic stadium.

Love the Australia side, love the Syrian fight, you know, I'll be torn.