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Iran v Uzbekistan Match Preview: Battle for Russia ticket continues among two of Asia’s emerging sides

12.06.2017, Finished

14:27, 11 Jun 2017

Iran welcome Uzbekistan for an Asian region third round world cup 2018 qualifier to be played at the Azadi Stadium in the Iranian capital Tehran on Monday. The teams will be meeting for the last time over the last year, with Iran winning both previous meetings 1-0. Overall, the sides have faced of six times with Iran holding a superior H2H record of W4 D1 L1.


The hosts last played in a June 4 friendly, when they beat Montenegro 2-1. The y have a fantastic record of W4 D1 L1 in their last six matches. Manager Carlos Queiroz has brought out a great decency in a nation not widely regarded as a footballing side, in the process making a great striker out of Mehdi Tahremi, who is expected to once again lead their attack.

Uzbekistan last played to a 2-0 win over Thailand in a June 6, and have a good record of W4 D1 L2 of their own in the last seven. Shanghai PSG’s Odil Ahmedov in midfield is the captain of the team and the star man to watch.

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