Celebrations as Iran qualifies for World Cup

Thousands of fans across the country celebrate their national team reaching Brazil in 2014
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Iran’s players celebrate qualification to the World Cup. (Getty Images)
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Iran’s players celebrate qualification to the World Cup. (Getty Images)
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Iran's head coach Carlos Queiroz holds a mock trophy in celebration of the team’s qualification. (Getty Images)
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Iran's goal scorer Reza Ghoochannejhad celebrates after netting the decisive goal. (Getty Images)
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Fans across Iran watched the match in cafes. (Getty Images)
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Fans across Iran watched the match in cafes. (Getty Images)
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Ghoochannejad Javad Nekounam and Masoud Shojaei celebrate the victory. (Getty Images)
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Hundreds of Iranians gathered in the capital’s Vanak Square after their team beat South Korea 0-1, an unexpected result against a highly rated rival. (Getty Images)
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Iran has previously appeared at the 1978, 1998, and 2006 World Cups, but have never progressed passed the first round. The team withdrew from the 1982 tournament and was disqualified from the 1986 edition. (Getty Images)
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Iranian and Brazilian flags were flown together, in honour of the hosts of next summer’s competition. (Getty Images)
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Goalkeeper Rahman Ahmadi was one of Iran’s heroes, keeping South Korea at bay during the match at the Munsu Cup Stadium. (Getty Images)
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Football fans celebrated in Tehran as Iran beat South Korea away from home to quality for the 2014 Brazil World Cup. (Getty Images)
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Mehrdad Oladi, Masoud Shojaei, Mohammad Noori and Gholam Raza Rezaei celebrate reaching the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Getty Images)
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Despite losing, the result was also enough to send South Korea thought to the World Cup, with both teams qualifying from the Asian group, along with Australia. (Getty Images)
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Hundreds of Iranians gathered in the capital’s Vanak Square after their team beat South Korea 0-1, an unexpected result against a highly rated rival. (Getty Images)