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Soccer - Saudi Arabia seal World Cup place with victory over Japan
September 5, 2017 / 10:28 PM / 3 months ago

Soccer - Saudi Arabia seal World Cup place with victory over Japan

(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2006 by beating Japan 1-0 in Jeddah on Tuesday to claim a place at the finals in Russia next year.

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup qualifications - Saudi Arabia v Japan - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - September 5, 2017 - Saudi Arabia's players celebrate their victory against Japan. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

The Saudis join Iran, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Belgium and hosts Russia in the 32-team tournament, which will take place from June 14 to July 15.

Editing by Toby Davis

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