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Veteran Australian striker Tim Cahill said he had recovered from an ankle injury and was fit to play against Honduras.
Switzerland held off Northern Ireland to seal a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a 0-0 second-leg draw on Sunday.
Four-time world champions Italy need to overturn a 1-0 first-leg defeat to avoid missing out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
Here is a look at the three veteran warriors of the 2006 World Cup-winning campaign who face an inglorious exit if Italy fail to qualify for the tournament for the first time in 60 years.
Ireland and Denmark played out a drab 0-0 draw in the first leg of their World Cup play-off in Copenhagen on Saturday.
The company missed revenue and earnings estimates, causing shares to drop 4 per cent in after-hours trading on Thursday.
Switzerland took a giant step towards qualifying for Russia 2018 on Thursday but needed a controversial penalty to earn a 1-0 win over the hosts.
Nottingham Forest forward Jamie Ward is back in the squad after missing the final five games of the group stage with a calf injury.
Italy will learn their World Cup play-off fate as the four-time winners join seven other European countries in the draw.
Australian football chiefs called for unity as the dates were confirmed for their World Cup play-off against Honduras.
The two-legged play-off has been extended by a day to take into account the huge distance between the two countries.
General Motors Co plans to scale back production at an assembly plant in Detroit and lay off about 1,500 workers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing sources familiar with the plan.
Four-time World Cup winners Italy will be among the four seeded teams for the play-offs in November.
Veteran striker Tim Cahill scored deep into extra time to take Australia a big step closer to next year's World Cup.
Mile Jedinak's absence is a blow to Australia's chances against the Syrians, with the first leg on October 5 in Malaysia.