TEHRAN — It's celebration time for Iranian football fans worldwide! Team Melli secure qualification to Russia 2018 with a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan. Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi with the goals for Carlos Queiroz's side at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran.
With victory over Uzbekistan on Monday evening, Iran become the first team from Asia to qualify for next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia! They join the tournament hosts and five-time winners Brazil in securing their spot next summer as one of two teams to qualify from Group A of the third round of Asian zone qualifying, with two games to spare.