North, South Korea meet again in World Cup qualifying

June 28th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Kuala Lumpur, June 28 (DPA) North Korea and South Korea have two more chances to score against each other as they have been drawn again into the same qualifying group for the 2010 World Cup football. The two teams are in group B of the fourth and final qualifying stage along with Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The Koreas also met in the third round of qualifying, with both matches ending 0-0. North Korea’s home game was played on neutral ground in Shanghai instead of Pyongyang because North Korea did not want to play the anthem of the South.

Group A features Australia, Japan, Bahrain, Uzbekistan and Qatar.

The two top teams from each groups qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The third-placed teams meet in a playoff and the winner in another playoff with the Oceania winner for a World Cup berth.

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