Group A leader Iran got the better of South Korea 1-nil at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Tuesday evening as part of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Asian Qualifiers.
Carlos Queiroz’s boys entertained second-placed South Korea today in group A of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Asian Qualifiers Final Round and pulled out a convincing 1-0 victory over East Asian rivals to solidify their hopes of securing a place at the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.
The Iranian outfit comprised Alireza Beiranvand, Seyed Jalal Hosseini, Morteza Pourali Ganji, Milad Mohammadi, Ramin Rezaeian, Saied Ezatollahi, Ehsan Hajsafi, Vahid Amiri, Ashkan Dejagah, Alireza Jahanbakhsh (81-Mahdi Taremi) and Sardar Azmun (85-Anderianik Teimuorian).
Iran’s single and decisive goal was scored by Sardar Azmun 25 minutes into the first half of the match in front of a crowd in excess of 70,000 at the Azadi Stadium to move on to 10 points from their opening four games.
Video: Iran vs South Korea, FIFA world cup qualifiers, 11 Oct. 2016- Tehran
The victory for Cheetahs marked their second consecutive 1-0 win in less than a week since they beat Uzbekistan with the same result last Thursday to secure the top position in Group A.
Now national football players of Iran are scheduled to take on Syria in their upcoming showdown to be held on the 15th October in the third-party venue of Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium located in Paroi, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia./ MNA