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Ji set for World Cup

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by Ashley Houghton

South Korea secure place in Brazil.

South Korea qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil despite defeat against Iran in Ulsan last night.

Sunderland’s Ji Dong-Won played 66 minutes as Reza Ghoochannejhad scored the only goal of the game at the Munsu Football Stadium.

Ji’s side finished second in their qualification play-off group with Iran topping the group to ensure both sides progressed.

It was a nervy night for South Korea as their rivals for a place in Brazil, Uzbekistan, went close to making up a six-goal swing with a 5-1 victory over Qatar.

Uzbekistan will now play a play-off with Jordan to decide the final team from Asia to compete at the World Cup.

Australia have already qualified.