Jun 8, 2021, 9:17 AM
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AFC: Iran gets firmly back in race

Tehran, June 8, IRNA – The Asian Football Confederation lauded Iranian National Soccer Team's goal-fest against Bahrain, saying Iran remained in the race to advance to the third round of the Asian Qualifiers.

"The three points saw Iran leapfrog Bahrain into second place on 12 points, two behind Iraq with both sides having two matches remaining," AFC said.

"The defeat was a blow for Bahrain, who are third with just one game remaining in the race to advance to the third round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022," it added.

Iran's national team, aka Team Melli, won the game against Bahrain 3-0 on Monday.

Sardar Azmoon scored two and Mahdi Taremi scored one goal for Iran.

Iranian National Team received 12 points and is standing second in its own group.

Hong Kong and Cambodia ranked 4th and 5th respectively.

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