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Ji set for World Cup

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.