• FT

    Australia

    2

    Japan

    1

  • FT

    South Korea

    1

    Iran

    1

  • FT

    Bahrain

    1

    Uzbekistan

    0

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    Saudi Arabia

    0

    North Korea

    0

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - AFC

Seoul World Cup Stadium, South Korea

Referee: Yuichi Nichimura | Attendance: 68476

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South Korea

  • Park Ji-Sung 80'

1 - 1

FT

Iran

  • Massoud Shojaei 51'

South Korea 1-1 Iran: Park scores late leveller

Reuters - South Korea and Iran drew 1-1 in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday, dashing the Middle Eastern team's hopes of an automatic place in next year's finals.

South Korea had already qualified for South Africa.

Iran are level on points in Asian qualifying Group Two with

North Korea and Saudi Arabia, who meet later on Wednesday, and

need the Saudis to lose to secure a playoff place.

Several Iran players wore green armbands early in the match

in what appeared to be a show of support for defeated

presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi while their fans

unfurled banners at the stadium reading: "Free Iran".

Iran went ahead through an own goal in the 51st minute from

South Korea's Kim Dong-jin, who was tightly marking Iran's

Masoud Shojaei. Kim was hit by a cross and the ball slid past

helpless goalkeeper Lee Woon-jae.

South Korea equalised through a masterful goal from Park

Ji-sung. The Manchester United midfielder took a short pass from

Lee Keun-ho, beat a defender and tucked a left-foot shot just

under the bar in the 81st minute.

Iran, fourth in the standings going into the match, needed

to beat group leaders South Korea and hope North Korea and Saudi

Arabia drew to secure the second automatic qualification slot.

South Korea will be playing in their seventh consecutive

World Cup finals.

Scoring Summary

  • South Korea
  • Iran
Park Ji-Sung (80')

Match Stats

  • South Korea
  • Iran
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
2 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • South Korea
  • Iran
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Ki Sung-Yueng (56')
Park Ji-Sung (90 + 1')