Sydney FC compare their own A-League success to France's World Cup win

The Australian club likened domestic glory to the winning of football's highest team honour

Sydney FC has been criticised by Australian football supporters after the club sent out a Facebook post comparing their A-League and FFA Cup success to France's World Cup victory Croatia.

The post included pictures of the Sky Blues lifting the A-League Championship, Premiers' Plate and FFA Cup alongside a photo of the French team holding the World Cup trophy aloft.

It was captioned: "We all know how Équipe de France de Football are feeling this morning after our recent seasons!! Congratulations and well played Hrvatski nogometni savez. What a FIFA World Cup that was!! Well done to all the teams. Now let's get ready for FFA Cup & A-League."

Fans weren't too happy about the Facebook post however, calling it 'cringeworthy' and 'embarrassing'.

"Yeah right, winning the A-League compares to the World Cup, I'm a Sydney FC supporter, but this post you put up is embarrassing!!!" John Theos said.

Ben Thomas remarked: "Yeah because winning the A League is a lifelong dream of footballers world wide."

"Caarn SFC we love our club and this run that hopefully continues under Stevie [Corica], but it’s not on the same level as this or even when [Australia] won the Asian Cup in 2015," Sky Blue supporter Scot Kevin said.

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"We’re just sounding like the Leaguies who were equating Origin with the World Cup here."

Sydney FC kick off their season with a friendly against NSW NPL3 club Dunbar Rovers at North Sydney Oval on Wednesday July 18, before taking on NPL1 side Sutherland Sharks at Kogarah a week later.

Their first competitive fixture is an FFA Cup round of 32 tie against Rockdale City Suns on August 1.

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