Certainly just on the face value of that evidence then certainly they should be suspended by FIFA," said Williams.
Adelaide businessman Wajdy Jamal has already booked tickets to see Syria take on the Socceroos in Sydney and said he would be torn over what team to support."I think what we can take out of this is the hope, the hope that the Syrian people have got, and the hope that it's given the country, the people," he said."For us it's a win-win situation.
A 93rd minute equaliser put Syria through to a two-game qualification playoff against Australia.
The winner of the playoff will face the fourth-placed team from North and Central America in another two-legged encounter in November for a spot at Russia 2018.
Their home record is enough to frighten Peru too – they have won their last three games by a cumulative score of 11-0.
Colombia vs Peru is scheduled to kick off at 4.30 p.m.
I was on my own and I was just jumping on the bed and just going all over," he said."To make it to this point is an achievement on its own.
To go any further would actually be amazing.""I don't think I'll get another chance to watch a Syria-Australia game.
Journalist Paul Williams, who writes for various publications and co-hosts the podcast, The Asian Game, is one of those questioning whether Syria should be competing at all."Complaints have been made to FIFA," he said."There have been Syrian athletes and former Syrian footballers who have gone to FIFA and given them a list of what they claim are war crimes that have happened against footballers in Syria."There's a list of 38 players who've been killed, players who have disappeared, and that information has been presented to FIFA who simply say it's outside of sporting jurisdiction and there's nothing that they can do."I don't know why they won't get involved.
It seems they're only too willing to get involved in some cases."Williams said some players had been threatened into playing while others had refused to play because they did not support the Syrian Government.