Iran advances to final stage of 2018 World Cup qualifiers

March 31, 2016

Iran national football team defeated Oman in Group D of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.

Iran, who qualified for the last World Cup in Brazil, topped the group with 20 points after beating Oman 2-0 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium thanks to a Sardar Azmoun brace.

Azmoun found the back of the net with two headers in the 16th and 23rd minutes.

“We showed a good performance in the first half and we could have scored more goals but our players wasted their chances,” Queiroz said in the post-match news conference.

“We controlled the possession in that game and didn’t allow Oman to create just a chance. I dedicate this victory to the Iranian football fans as well as the players who were awesome in the group stage,” the Portuguese added.

The draw for the third round, where the 12 teams will be split into two groups and the top two from each advance to Russia 2018, will take place next month.

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