Australia and Syria will go head-to-head in the first round of a series of playoffs on the road to next year's World Cup.
The opening leg on neutral soil in Malacca, Malaysia, on Thursday will be followed by the second leg in Sydney on Oct. 10.
The winners will face the fourth-placed team from the CONCACAF zone in another two-legged playoff for a place at Russia 2018.
Here are five memorable playoffs from around the region:
North Korea v Australia, Phnom Penh, 1965
It was the days before the World...