FIFA.com spoke with the Bahraini midfielder Mahmood Abdulrahman about his country's aspirations to reach South Africa 2010.
Asian FIFA World Cup qualifying featured countless tight matches. FIFA.com looks at ten pivotal moments that ultimately shaped the campaign.
Korea DPR reached next year's FIFA World Cup as Iran's hopes ended, while Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will meet for the right to face New Zealand.
Mahmood Abdulrahman's second-half strike secured the win for Bahrain over Uzbekistan to keep alive their hopes of a place at South Africa 2010.
A selection of rising stars have made positive impressions during Asian Zone qualifying for South Africa 2010. FIFA.com takes a closer look.
FIFA.com looks back on a day of tight, tense action in Asia as the continent's finest fight it out for places at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.