Jan 12, 2019, 6:12 PM
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Iran must beat Iraq in Asian Cup: Official

Abu Dhabi, Jan 12, IRNA - First vice-president of the Iranian Football Federation after the 2-0 victory over the Vietnam by national team and ascend to the knockout stages of the Asian Cup said the national team should beat Iraq to pave way for reaching the semi-final.

Ali Kafashian, after Iran's 2-0 win over Vietnam said: 'Iran's players have been performing well and are now waiting for a win against Iraq. This team has made some problems for us in the past, and we must forget about the bitter memories of the past.”

He said that Iraq has good players, noting, 'It's better for the Iranian team to come forward with a complete awareness of the game and provide a different way of playing.'

Sardar Azmoun underlined his status as Iran's star attraction as Carlos Queiroz's side made light work of Vietnam in a 2-0 Asian Cup win.

A goal in each half from star forward Sardar Azmoun sealed a routine 2-0 win for Iran over Vietnam and a place in the knockout stages of the Asian Cup for Carlos Queiroz's side.


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