Monday , 11 December 2023

Iran qualifies for 2018 World Cup after defeating Uzbekistan 2-0

PayvandNews – Iran’s national football team has blanked Uzbekistan with two goals to be the second country that has booked tickets for the 2018 World Cup, scheduled to be held next summer in Russia.

Iran and Uzbekistan national football teams before the game

Carlos Queiroz’s squad secured their place in the 2018 World Cup after the Monday night match in a fully-packed Azadi Stadium in Tehran thanks to goals by Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi.

Unbeaten in eight qualifying games, Team Melli maintained the dominant position in Group A with a stunning clean sheet on their way to the World Cup. Iran is the first Asian country that can start planning for the global event and second only to Brazil, which downed Paraguay last week to qualify for the tourney.

Iran’s national football team

Iran’s Coach Carlos Queiroz with the players

Iranian players celebrating their win

… Payvand News – 06/12/17 … —