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Syrian fans blame high grass on Sydney ANZ Stadium on their Australia defeat

Syrian fans blamed the high grass on Sydney ANZ Stadium on their 2-1 defeat against Australia in the World Cup AFC away-legged playoff on Wednesday.

They have bombarded the FIFA World Cup Facebook page after their national team ended their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

“We ask for an examination of the grassland that was not suitable for the Syrian team, while Australian players seem to be wearing shoes that cling to the long grass, so we saw Syrian players fall during the game, while Australia’s players are steady,” a Facebook accounted supposed to be Syrian wrote.

Syria, who drew 1-1 in the first leg, were reduced to 10 men when Mahmoud Al Mawas was sent off in the injured time. Cahill nodded in Robbie Kruse’s cross for the winner in the extra time.