Syria football team’s World Cup bid overshadowed by politics

Syria’s national football team will face Australia on Thursday in a crucial World Cup play-off for Russia 2018.

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    Syria's national football team will face Australia on Thursday in a crucial World Cup play-off for Russia 2018.

    But rather than bringing people together, the fans are divided about who the team actually represents, with opposition leaders accusing the government of politicising football.

    Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reports.


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