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Also read |?” Matthaeus, “I couldn’t care less, Hindutva. @msdhoni and the cake will be ready ? pictwittercom/DEExk8cqWP — hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) 7 July 2017 Happy Birthday Mahi #Legend pictwittercom/nRMb1zc2Xe — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 7 July 2017 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: October 11 2017 12:10 am Large crowds gathered to watch the match on a big screen at the central Damascus Umayyad square (Source: Reuters) Top News Many Syrians grieved the end of their national side’s unlikely march towards the World Cup finals on Tuesday but others were relieved as it meant President Bashar al-Assad could not capitalise on the success Syria lost 2-1 to Australia in the second leg of their Asian qualifying playoff in Sydney on Tuesday after last week’s first leg finished 1-1 dashing the country’s hopes of reaching the tournament for the first time Thousands gathered to watch the match in squares and stadiums across government-controlled areas of Syria where schools were closed early to allow fans to tune in Syrians driven from their country by war also gathered to watch from abroad though some of them were cheering for Australia who will face either the United States Panama or Honduras in November to seal qualification to the finals in Russia next year The support for the opposition underlined the deep divisions in a society split by six years of conflict “I’d rather the Syrian team lose so that the regime will not get more legitimacy” said Syrian Salah al-Ashkar a 29-year-old from Aleppo speaking from Paris An opposition activist posting on Facebook thanked the goal post for denying Syria a late equaliser Large crowds gathered to watch the match on a big screen at the central Damascus Umayyad square State TV broadcast footage of fans watching in large numbers in the cities of Aleppo Homs and Latakia “The importance of this match was that it brought people together… all parts (of society) were happy” said Alia Abdallah in Damascus Syria’s conflict has killed hundreds of thousands pushed more than half its people from their homes and sent millions abroad as refugees This made it hard for many Syrians to get behind the national side Ayman Hilal originally from Homs said he would not be cheering for his country but still came out to watch the match at a coffee shop in the Lebanese city of Tripoli “The Syrian team does not represent me nor does it represent a great chunk of the people” he said with the anti-Assad opposition flag draped over his shoulders TWO FLAGS The Australian authorities allowed only the official national flags of Australia and Syria into Tuesday’s match Hilal’s opposition flag was among a list of flags banned from Sydney’s ANZ stadium A stadium spokesman told Reuters “a small number of banners” were prevented from entering the stadium Pictures on pro-opposition social media accounts showed a “Free Syria” sign and an opposition flag raised within the crowd Mohammed Rasheed a spokesman for the Syrian rebel group Jaish al-Nasr group gloated over Syria’s 2-1 defeat using what became a popular Twitter hashtag “Congratulations #team_barrel” he wrote on Twitter referring to barrel bombs – drums or cylinders packed with explosives and shrapnel that cause indiscriminate damage when dropped from the air The United Nations has condemned Assad’s government for dropping barrel bombs though Damascus has denied using them Some Syrians supported the team despite their opposition to Assad “I was delighted that Syrian hearts are beating with anxiety for the same reason I wish we could stop looking for things that draw us as Syrians apart” said 44-year-old Syrian Majed al-Atassi who lives in Dubai For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: Lok Sabha was adjourned twice on Friday as a joint Opposition took on the government for its decision to extend the Lok Sabha by three days terming the move "authoritarian" Representational image PTI As soon as the House met for the day the Opposition pointed to the decision to extend the Lok Sabha by three days protesting that they were not consulted Raising slogans like ‘tanashahi nahin chalegi’ (authoritarianism will not be tolerated) and ‘Modi sarkar jawab do’ (Modi govt explain) members from Congress the Left and TMC rushed to the Well Citing rules Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge demanded the intervention of the Speaker As per the original schedule Lok Sabha was to adjourn on Friday The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs had on Thursday decided to extend the session by three more days In the din Kirit Somaiya (BJP) referred to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s remarks in the House on Thursday in which he blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a decision not to proceed with a food park plan in his Amethi constituency Though not much could be heard in the din he said the decision not to go ahead with the project was that of the company and not the government He said he has moved a privilege motion against Rahul for allegedly misleading the House on the food park issue Somaiya and some other BJP members raised slogans demanding an apology by Rahul who was not present Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal was seen showing some documemnts to BJP members As the slogans and counter-slogans continued Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House for 15 minutes at 1115 am when the Question Hour was underway Her repeated pleas to members to listen to the Minister in charge of Ayush Sripad Naik on naturopathy went unheeded After the House resumed at 1130 am Opposition members were on their feet again seeking to know whether the House has been extended and around 20 of them trooped into the Well In between two questions were taken up but as the ruckus continued the House was again adjourned till 12 pm Opposition members were heard shouting slogans like ‘Modi sarkar hosh me aao’ (Modi government come to your senses) PTI They delivered papers under the theme ‘Gandhi and his legacy: from lawyer to Mahatma’ and how South Africa shaped his thought and action besides his impact on Africa. 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