In Group 3 of the third round of Asian qualifying for South Africa, both Koreas advanced to the next stage, drawing 0-0 in a historic encounter.
Qatar are through to the final round of Asian qualifying
after defeating Iraq in Dubai, while UAE advanced despite losing
3-1 to Syria.
The focus in Asia will be on the battle between four sides - Iraq, Qatar in Dubai, UAE and Syria - for two places in the next round of qualifiers.
Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Bahrain, Japan, Australia, Iran and Saudi Arabia booked a place in the next phase of qualifying for South Africa 2010.
Hong Yong-Jo scored twice as Korea DPR beat Jordan 2-0 in Pyongyang Saturday, to put both Koreas into the final qualifying round.
On Matchday 5 of the third round of AFC qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, several teams are on the verge of qualifying for the final round.