Iran wins Uzbekistan to rule the roost

TEHRAN, Oct. 06 (MNA) – Iran’s national football squad has defeated Uzbekistan in Tashkent 1-0 in Pool A of Asian qualifiers of Moscow 2018 World Cup.

Carlos Queiroz put Alireza Beiranvand as goalkeeper, Ehsan Hajsafi, Seyed Jalal Hosseini, Milad Mohammadi, Saeid Ezzatollahi, Masoud Shojaei (C), Morteza Pouraliganji, Vahid Amiri, Reza Ghouchannejad (62-Sardar Azmoun), Mehdi Taremi, and Ramin Rezaian in arrangement which seek mainly to take point along with occasional strikes in the hope of a goal.

In 27th minute, Iran found a free kick just behind the box. The kick sent just into the middle of the box where Seyed Jalal Hosseini the advancing defender turned to a valuable goal in a match away from home.

In added times, Sardar Azmoun sent an immaculate pass to Vahid Amiri, eliminating two Uzbek defenders out of the game, which Amiri’s strike was blocked by the goalkeeper. Iran will play South Korea next week in Seoul in 4th match which will be decisive in setting the first team to advance to the Moscow 2018 World Cup.

By Mehr News Agency