DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has beat South Korea 1-0 to advance to a World Cup qualifying playoff against Australia in June. The winner of UAE vs. Australia will progress to a playoff final against a team from South America for a ticket to Qatar. Heading into the final round of matches, Iran, South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia had already clinched the automatic qualification spots. Iran defeated Lebanon 2-0 to finish atop Group A ahead of South Korea. Japan and Vietnam drew 1-1 at Saitama Stadium. Japan topped Group B with Saudi Arabia in second place.
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