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

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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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