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The teams finishing third in round three Australia and Syria played a two-legged playoff. The winners (0.5 place) then advanced to the inter-confederation playoff against a team from CONCACAF. Australia beat Syria 3-2 on aggregate to make the intercontinental playoff against Honduras.Two groups of three teams playing on a home and away basis. Rounds began in November 2016 and finished in June 2017. Group winners then playoff to advance to an intercontinental tie (0.5 place) against the fifth-place team from Conmebol.New Zealand beat Solomon Islands in the intercontinental playoff, winning 8-3 on aggregate. They will now play Peru, fifth-place team in South America, for a place in the finals.

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