Iran joined hosts Russia and five-time champions Brazil in securing a place in the World Cup 2018 which will be played from 14th June  – 15th  July, 2018.

Iran confirmed their spot with a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran. Mehdi Taremi and Sardar Azmoun were the scorers.

Playing in front of their home fans Iran dominant the match. The winning margin could have been more impressive if some chances would not have been missed.

Iran are considered among the Asia’s football powerhouses, having qualified 5 times for the FIFA World Cup in 1978, 1998, 2006, 2014 and now 2018.

In Group A due to this sixth win Iran from 8 matches is on top of the table with 20 points. Astonishingly they have not conceded a single goal during the qualifying process.

 

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