Soccer-Uzbekistan win but miss automatic spot for Brazil (Reuters)

* Iran, South Korea grab automatic qualifying places * Uzbekistan finish third on goal difference (Adds quotes, details) June 18 (Reuters) – Uzbekistan rallied to beat Qatar 5-1 in Tashkent on Tuesday but came up two goals short of securing their first appearance in a World Cup after Iran’s win in South Korea sent both those teams to Brazil. Uzbekistan were pushed into third place in Asian qualifying Group A, behind Iran and South Korea, and will have to rely on the playoff route to make it to next year’s showpiece event. …

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