Iran wins UAE at WC qualifiers to remain top of its group

TEHRAN, Feb. 01 (MNA) – The national Iranian men's football team defeated the team of United Arab Emirates (UAE) in empty Tehran's Grand Azadi Stadium on Tuesday to remain top of Group A of the Asian World Cup Qualifiers.

The Iranian football team won the UAE 1-0 while it could extend the lead by scoring more goals.

With this win, Iran remains at the top of Group A of Asian World Cup Qualifiers with 22 points, followed by South Korea.

Iran has already booked its place at the 2022 Qatar world cup as the first Asian team.

The team of South Korea defeated Syria 2-0 to qualify for the world cup as the second Asian team earlier on Tuesday.

Forward Mehdi Taremi scored the only goal of the match at the minute of 44.

While the previous match against Iraq at the end of which Iran qualified for the Qatar world cup, was seen by fans at Tehran's Azadi stadium, today's match was held in an empty stadium in accordance with the National Taskforce For Fighting Coronavirus' decision amid rising cases with Covid-19 in the country.

Iran continued ten men after it lost defender Sadegh Moharrami who received the second yellow card and a subsequent red card from the referee over a fault shortly after the second half began.

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