Iran goalkeeper punched after manager goads South Korea bench

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Iran successfully booked their place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil last night, following a 1-0 win over fellow qualifiers South Korea.

However, the celebrations in Seoul were marred by unsavoury scenes of violence and unsporting behaviour, as players and coaches from both countries clashed after the final whistle.

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz and his South Korean counterpart Choi Kang-hee exchanged an angry war of words in the build-up to Tuesday's clash, and after orchestrating his side's victory, the former Manchester United assistant allowed his emotion to boil over, proceeding to celebrate and make an angry gesture towards the opposition bench.

The undignified act prompted yet more controversy, as the Iranian goalkeeper was punched in the face by what appeared to be the South Korean coaches, as he departed the pitch - albeit in a slightly goading fashion.

Watch footage of Carlos Queiroz gesticulating towards the South Korea bench in the first video below, followed by the Iranian goalkeeper incident - with thanks to for bringing the events to our attention!

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