Iran loses to Uzbekistan 1-0 in 2014 World Cup Qualifier

By Xinhua

TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) — Uzbekistan stunned host Iran 1-0 at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on Wednesday, Tehran Times daily reported on Thursday.

Ulugbek Bakaev scored the only goal of the match in the 71st minute with an assist by Server Djeparov, said the report.

Uzbekistan is now on top of Group A with 8 points, South Korea is second with 7 and a game in hand, and Iran is in third due to goal differential with 7 points.

Earlier on Wednesday, Qatar beat Lebanon 1-0 in the other match of the group at the Al Sadd Stadium in Doha.

The top two teams of the group will clinch a place in the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

 

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