Australia take on Syria today in the first leg of the World Cup qualifying play-off double-header.

Aaron Mooy is set to start for the Socceroos, with Ange Postecoglou's men looking to take an away win in Malaysia back to Sydney next Tuesday.

If Australia can edge past Syria this international break, only one more two-legged play-off will stand between them and the World Cup finals in Russia next summer.

Should they get through, Mooy could become the first Town player since 1962 to represent the Terriers on the World's greatest stage - possibly along with Danish hopefuls Jonas Lossl and Mathias Zanka.

Here we'll bring you all the updates as the Town midfielder looks to help steer Australia closer to a fourth successive World Cup finals.

Key Events

Match report

Aaron Mooy
Aaron Mooy

Here’s our match report from Australia’s clash with Syria - with a focus on Town man Aaron Mooy.

Mooy praised

Full time

Syria 1-1 Australia.

Offside

Another Syria offside.

Foul

Australia free kick deep in their own half.

Syria pressure

Syria with the ball now, but it’s out for a goal kick.

SAVE

Superb stop from Ryan to tip over for a Syria corner.

Added time

Five more minutes.

Mooy moving forward

The Town man has been pushed forward as Australia chase a second goal.

No space for the Town man yet.

SAVE

Great save!

Mooy has just put in a glorious ball and Sainsbury meets it in the air, but it’s a strong palm to keep the scores level.

Free kick

Poor tackle from al Masri on the right and Mooy can swing this one in.

GOAL

Syria 1 (Al Somah) - 1 Australia.

PENALTY

Syria get a spot kick.

Sub

Rogic on for Juric.

Goal kick

Another one for Ryan as Syria try to force the final pass.

Yellow

Leckie in the book.

Syria pressure

Australia are camped in their half now.

SAVE

That is unbelievable!

Great run down the left by the Syrian winger before the cross is put in.

The header thunder against Ryan then off the post and into the keeper’s hands.

Top save from the Brighton man.

Foul

Australia free kick as Luongo carries the ball out from the back.

Chance

Mooy at the heart of a good move for Australia, but the final ball is so poor.

A team of Aaron Mooys would have had this match out of reach by now.

Passes

Few short passes from Mooy before a teammate gives the ball away.

Australia not keeping hold of the ball well enough.

Pressure

Syria throwing everything at Australia now.

The visitors have not been able to get the ball down recently.

Offside

Australia can clear their lines.

Corner

Great ball in from Kharbin, but Degenek produces an excellent defensive header.

Sub

Kruse off for Luongo. Good decision.

Offside

Syria get the call against them.

Corner

The first corner is nodded out for another.

WIDE

Inches wide!

The shot is deflected and wrong-foots Ryan, but it drops on the other side of the post.

Free kick

It’s half-cleared by Australia, but they give away another free kick in a perfect position outside the area...

Syria ball

The home side carry the ball upfield and earn a free kick by the Australia byline.