Soccer-Australia beat Iraq 1-0 to qualify for 2014 World Cup (Reuters)

SYDNEY, June 18 (Reuters) – Australia left it late but beat Iraq 1-0 to become the second country to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals in front of 80,000 rain-soaked but euphoric fans at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium on Tuesday. Substitute striker Josh Kennedy headed the ball home seven minutes from time to give the Socceroos the win they needed to secure second place in Asian qualifying Group B and the ticket to Brazil that goes with it. …

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