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Kuala Lumpur: Australia's final step to qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia wll see them taking on Honduras in the Inter-Continental Play-off in November.

Honduras sensationally sealed fourth spot in the final round of the CONCACAF Qualifiers after beating group winners Mexico 3-2 on Tuesday.

Panama defeated Costa Rica 2-1 to clinch the third automatic spot behind Mexico and Costa Rica.

The United States missed out after falling to a shock 2-1 defeat to bottom-placed Trinidad and Tobago.

Honduras' Alberth Elis (right) and Eddie Hernandez celebrate after scoring against Mexico during their 2018 World Cup qualifier match in Olimpico Metropolitano Stadium in San Pedro Sula on Tuesday. 

Australia, who advanced to the Inter-Continental Play-off after beating Syria in the Continental Play-off in Sydney on Tuesday, will face Honduras in November over two legs.

Tim Cahill's double steered Australia to a 2-1 win over Syria in the second leg at Stadium Australia on Tuesday, for a 3-2 aggregate result. 

Ange Postecoglou's team will now prepare for Honduras as Australia seek a fourth consecutive appearance at the FIFA World Cup. 

FIFA will announce the dates in due course but Australia will play the second leg against Honduras at home. 

Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop said he was expecting a big crowd for the second leg of the play-off at Stadium Australia.

"The whole country is going to be behind the team when we play in Honduras but our FIFA World Cup fate will be decided right here in Sydney," said Gallop.

Postecoglou, whose future is the subject of speculation, said his sole focus is preparing the Socceroos for the Inter-Continental Play-off.

"I will not let anything compromise on the team's journey on getting to a fourth consecutive FIFA World Cup," said Postecoglou.

Photos: Lagardère Sports & AFP

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