Korea DPR's historic FIFA World Cup qualification and Iran's surprise failure to reach the world stage has been the focus in Asian media this week.
Asian FIFA World Cup qualifying featured countless tight matches. FIFA.com looks at ten pivotal moments that ultimately shaped the campaign.
Australia, Japan and Korea Republic all received widespread praise in local media after qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
An eventful day of action in the Asian Zone witnessed Qatar crash out of contention and fresh twists in the race to qualify for South Africa 2010.
Qatar came from behind to draw 1-1 with Japan, but fell short of securing the win needed to keep their South Africa 2010 dream alive.
Having reached the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Japan coach Takeshi Okada is looking at their qualifier against Qatar as preparation for South Africa.