Tunisia defeat Iran in friendly

November 16, 2022 - 18:56

TEHRAN – Tunisia earned a late 2-0 win over Iran national football team on Wednesday.

In the match held in Doha, Qatar, behind closed doors, Naïm Sliti scored in the 85th minute from the penalty spot and Ali Abdi made it 2-0 four minutes later.

Iran's Abolfazl Jalali was sent off in the 75th minute. 

Team Melli had defeated Nicaragua 1-0 on Thursday in a friendly match in Tehran.

Carlos Queiroz’s team had played two friendly matches against Uruguay and Senegal, with beating the La Celeste 1-0 and drawing 1-1 with the latter.

Team Iran are in Group B along with England, Wales and the U.S. The Persians will start the prestigious campaign on Nov. 21 against Gareth Southgate’s England. Iran will meet Wales on Nov. 25 and play the U.S. four days later.

Qatar 2022 marks Iran's sixth FIFA World Cup tournaments and their third in succession, the first time they have managed such a run of consecutive appearances.

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