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 By Jason Dasey

Tom Rogic 'good to play with' for Socceroos - Aaron Mooy

Aaron Mooy breaks down how he hoped to impact their match versus Syria and delves into his partnership with Tom Rogic.

Aaron Mooy says he enjoys playing with Tom Rogic and hopes that the British-based pair can inspire the Socceroos to victory over Honduras in next month's 2018 World Cup playoff.

The two attacking midfielders combined well in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Syria in the AFC playoff, proving a point to sceptics who say they can't play effectively together.

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Mooy started on the bench, but was thrust into the game in the 11th minute after Brad Smith broke down with a leg injury. It meant that he, Rogic and...

 By Rob Brooks

Cahill double ends Syria's World Cup dream as Aussies edge tense playoff

Tim Cahill's double was just enough for Australia to get past 10-man Syria after extra-time, in Sydney.

SYDNEY -- Three quick thoughts on Australia 2-1 Syria (Australia through 3-2 on aggregate) in the second leg of the Asian playoff in World Cup qualifying. 

1. Brave Syria's dream ended by Australia

Australia edged out Syria in their World Cup qualification clash, winning passage through to an inter-continental showdown with the fourth-placed CONCACAF side --- likely to be Panama or Honduras, with the United States still a possibility.

Syria surprised many when they saw off Uzbekistan and China...

Tim Cahill bags brace as Australia beat 10-man Syria after extra time

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Tim Cahill says he feels it's his responsibility to produce on the big stage for Australia at any age.
Jason Dasey and David Mitchell assess what Australia must do differently in their upcoming World Cup playoff in November.
Tim Cahill's double was just enough for Australia to get past 10-man Syria after extra-time, in Sydney.
Mark Milligan says while Syria were difficult to break down, Australia's hard work prevailed.

Tim Cahill rolled back the years to rescue Australia's World Cup qualification hopes on Tuesday evening with two goals for Ange Postecoglou's side against 10-man Syria, who took the Socceroos to extra time before finally relenting.

Omar Al Soma gave Syria the lead before Cahill's double -- one in the first half and the second in extra time -- guaranteed Australia will face either Panama or Honduras for a place in the draw for next year's World Cup finals in Russia.

The Syrians had Mahmoud Al Mawas...