Iran football team beat Montenegro in friendly

June 5, 2017 - 1:58

Iran edged past Montenegro 2-1 in a football friendly as part of preparation for the match against Uzbekistan in the 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Sardar Azmoun gave the visiting team a lead in the 11th minute but Sevilla striker Stevan Jovetic equalized the match in the 32nd minute.

Azmoun scored for Team Melli once again shortly after the hour mark.

Iran played out a goalless draw with Montenegro in Austria in May 2014 as part of preparation for the 2014 World Cup.

Iran will host Uzbekistan on June 12 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.

Carlos Queiroz’s team lead Group A with 17 points from seven games to date, followed by South Korea and Uzbekistan with 13 and 12 points respectively.

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