North Korea qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time since 1966 following a goalless draw in Saudi Arabia watched by 66,000 fans.
Iran's failure to defeat South Korea in Seoul earlier meant that North Korea only needed a draw in Riyadh.
They join South Korea, Australia and Japan as Asia's four automatic qualifiers for South Africa 2010.
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Here's my question: What if, during the World Cup, North Korea is at war with the UN? Will they be sent home and replaced by some other country?