Iran edge Qatar in World Cup qualifier

March 23, 2017 - 23:31

Iran kept sixth consecutive clean sheets in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, edging past Qatar on Thursday.

The Iranian team defeated Qatar 1-0 at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar thank to Mehdi Taremi’s 52nd goal.

Team Melli went into the game knowing that they will be able to extend their lead, courtesy of a shock defeats of South Korea and Uzbekistan at the hands of China and Syria respectively earlier in the day.

Team Melli cemented their leadership in Group A with this away win.

Carlos Queiroz’s men extend their lead in the group to four points with 14 from their six games to date.

 Qatar sit bottom of the group with four points.

Iran football team will host China five days later in Tehran.

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