World Cup qualifying spots on line in last games in Asia

World Cup qualifying spots on line in last games in Asia

World Cup qualifying spots on line in last games in Asia

soccer SEOUL, South Korea

For five countries still contending for two direct spots at the World Cup, the Asian qualifying campaign has come down to 90 minutes.

Iran and Japan have already secured places at Russia 2018 as winners of Groups A and B, but both countries still could have a role to play in which of their rivals — including Asian champion Australia and South Korea — will be joining them in Russia.

Iran hosts the surprising Syria team, which has unable to play at home for security reasons during the ongoing conflict in their country, but which moved into third place in Group A last week with a 3-1 win over Qatar.

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