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Australia, South Korea, Iran qualify for World Cup

Updated: June 18, 2013, 2:53 PM ET
Associated Press

Australia, Iran and South Korea won spots at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on a dramatic final day of Asian qualifying Tuesday.

Australia beat Iraq 1-0 in Sydney before a crowd of 80,532, with Josh Kennedy scoring on a header in the 83rd minute. The Aussies began the game knowing a win over Iraq would put them through to a third straight World Cup appearance.

"Sorry, it wasn't pretty," Australia captain Lucas Neill said. "But we've beaten what was in front of us and pushed ourselves ...

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