World Cup 2014: Iran, South Korea Qualify For Rio


Two more teams have been added to the field for the 2014 World Cup on Tuesday. It was early on Tuesday morning we learned that Australia clinched a berth with their 1-0 win over Iraq, and now Iran and South Korea have joined the field. The three new teams join host nation Brazil and Japan as the first five teams to qualify for next summer’s big event in Rio. 

Iran beat South Korea 1-0 at Ulsan World Cup Stadium on Tuesday, but both teams had enough points to qualify.

It was Reza Ghoochannejhad who netted the game-winner for Iran, who finished at the top of their group and earned the automatic berth in the World Cup. Australia was able to edge out Uzbekistan because of goal differential.

For South Korea, it is the ninth World Cup that they have qualified for, while Iran will be making their fourth appearance on the world’s biggest stage.

Over the next few months, we will find out what teams will complete the World Cup field, which will give us a better idea of everyone’s chances to take home the most coveted trophy in soccer.

Do South Korea or Iran have a shot at making a deep run in next summer’s tournament? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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