World Cup Qualifiers: Iran Snatch Victory over UAE
TEHRAN (FNA)- Mehdi Taremi’s 70th-minute goal handed Iran a victory over the UAE in the Asian World Cup qualifiers.
Taremi, the Porto striker, got in on the act in the 70th minute, when he completed a 1-2 with Sardar Azmoun before beating the onrushing goalkeeper with a first-time shot.
Taremi then won a late penalty for Team Melli, but Azmoun couldn’t convert it, as the 1-nil stood for good.
The result puts Iran back on top of group A, with 3 wins out of 3 matches, without conceding a single goal.
Earlier on Thursday, South Korea defeated Syria 2-1 in Seoul and Iraq and Lebanon shared the spoils in a goalless draw.