An extraordinary row between South Korea and Iran highlights the tensions in Asia's World Cup qualifying ahead of Tuesday's final group matches, with Australia also urging caution before trying to book their ticket to Brazil.
South Korean players celebrate Uzbekistan defender Shorakhmedov Akmal's own goal during their World Cup qualifier in Seoul on June 11, 2013. South Korea won the match 1-0 and face Iran on Tuesday.
South Korea's promise to "make life painful" for Iran and to force their captain to cry "tears of blood" have sharply raised the stakes before the clash between the Asian giants in Ulsan.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.