South Korea progresses in WCup qualifying

South Korea scraped through to the final round of Asian

qualifying for the 2014 World Cup by beating Kuwait 2-0 on

Wednesday.

Needing at least a draw to avoid a surprise elimination, South

Korea’s nerves were on edge until Lee Dong-gook fired the hosts in

front in the 66th minute, before Lee Keun-ho doubled the advantage

in the 72nd.

The result meant South Korea topped Group B ahead of Lebanon,

which also progressed despite losing 4-2 at the United Arab

Emirates.

Kuwait was eliminated in third place, two points behind

Lebanon.