Reported on: June 07, 2012 13:08 PM
Reported in: Sports
SEOUL, South Korea, June 07 (AP/UNB) - South Korea and Australia go straight into the cauldron in the last round of qualification for the 2014 World Cup on Friday as the final stretch on the road to Brazil starts with tough trips to the Middle East in summer.
Australia is in action at Oman in Group B while South Korea heads to Qatar. As top seeds in their respective groups, both teams sat out the opening round of games last weekend and have some ground to make up.
Ten teams are divided into two pools of five with the top two in each group automatically qualifying for Brazil 2014. The third-place teams will play off for a spot in an intercontinental qualifier against the No. 5-ranked South American team.