Striker Taremi returns as Iran close in World Cup finals berth

25/1/2022 9:46:00 AM

Striker Taremi returns as Iran close in World Cup finals berth

Striker Taremi returns as Iran close in World Cup finals berth

HONG KONG : Porto striker Mehdi Taremi will return to partner new Bayer Leverkusen signing Sardar Azmoun as Iran look to secure a victory against Iraq at Tehran's Azadi Stadium on Thursday that will seal a berth at a third successive World Cup.Taremi missed November wins over Lebanon and Syria after publi

HONG KONG : Porto striker Mehdi Taremi will return to partner new Bayer Leverkusen signing Sardar Azmoun as Iran look to secure a victory against Iraq at Tehran's Azadi Stadium on Thursday that will seal a berth at a third successive World Cup.Taremi missed November wins over Lebanon and Syria after publicly criticising head coach Dragan Skocic, but the 29-year-old has been recalled for the upcoming matches as Iran attempt to become the first Asian nation to qualify.

The Iranians lead Group A with 16 points after six matches, two points clear of South Korea and a further eight ahead of the United Arab Emirates.The top two finishers in each of Asia's qualifying groups are certain to join hosts Qatar at the finals and, with four games remaining, a win over the Iraqis would take Iran through.

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LinkedIn HONG KONG : Porto striker Mehdi Taremi will return to partner new Bayer Leverkusen signing Sardar Azmoun as Iran look to secure a victory against Iraq at Tehran's Azadi Stadium on Thursday that will seal a berth at a third successive World Cup.LinkedIn HONG KONG: Iran became the first Asian nation to qualify for November's World Cup finals in Qatar on Thursday as a goal from Mehdi Taremi earned Dragan Skocic's side a 1-0 win over Iraq in Tehran.LinkedIn Mehdi Taremi scored twice to help newly-crowned Primeira Liga champions Porto beat Tondela 3-1 in the Portuguese Cup final on Sunday and achieve the Double for the ninth time in their history.International tension has been rising over a recent series of North Korean ballistic missile tests.

Taremi missed November wins over Lebanon and Syria after publicly criticising head coach Dragan Skocic, but the 29-year-old has been recalled for the upcoming matches as Iran attempt to become the first Asian nation to qualify. The Iranians lead Group A with 16 points after six matches, two points clear of South Korea and a further eight ahead of the United Arab Emirates. The win delivers qualification for a third consecutive World Cup finals for the Iranians, after appearances in Brazil and Russia, and the country's sixth in total. The top two finishers in each of Asia's qualifying groups are certain to join hosts Qatar at the finals and, with four games remaining, a win over the Iraqis would take Iran through. "This team deserved the icing on the cake," Porto captain Pepe told reporters. The nations finishing third in their groups will advance into a series of playoffs for a possible fifth Asian berth. Three minutes after the restart, however, the Iranians did take the lead. South Korea, looking to extend an unbroken run of World Cup appearances stretching back to 1986, could join Iran if they defeat Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates fail to beat last-placed Syria. "In today's world where many countries waste time dealing with the United States with submission and blind obedience, there's only our country on this planet that can shake the world by firing a missile with the US mainland in its range," North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The Koreans will go into the game at Saida Municipal Stadium without England-based duo Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan, who are missing due to injury. Jahanbakhsh, who impressed throughout, was denied a second for Iran in the 64th minute by Talib while Hossein Kanani and Saman Ghoddos also missed opportunities for the home side. "We controlled the game well during the 90 minutes and I think we are all to be congratulated. That opens the door for striker Hwang Ui-jo, who scored a hat-trick at the weekend for Bordeaux. "We all want to get this done as soon as possible," Hwang said. South Korea moved to the verge of qualification as Cho Gue-sung's goal earned a 1-0 win over Lebanon in Sidon."We want to have an easier time the rest of the way in the qualification round. Tondela, who had already been relegated from the league and were playing their first-ever final, scored their goal 21 minutes later with a Neto Borges header, but Taremi sealed Porto's victory moments later with a first-touch strike into the bottom right corner." The situation in Group B is less clear-cut, although leaders Saudi Arabia will be guaranteed a top-three finish if they beat Oman. Cho scored the game's only goal when he latched onto Hwang Ui-jo's low curling cross from the left, the forward steering the ball home from close range. [[nid:565253]] “The United States has a vital interest in deterring (North Korea), defending against its provocations or uses of force, limiting the reach of its most dangerous weapons programs, and above all keeping the American people, our deployed forces, and our allies safe,” the spokesperson said.

Saudi Arabia lead the group with 16 points, four more than Japan with Australia in third on 11. Japan welcome back Real Mallorca playmaker Takefusa Kubo after he missed the last four games due to injury as they prepare to take on a Chinese side led by new coach Li Xiaopeng for the first time. The Koreans will join Iran in securing their spot at the World Cup if the United Arab Emirates fail to defeat Syria in Dubai later on Thursday. Australia host Vietnam in Melbourne needing to win to keep the pressure on the teams above, but will do so with Graham Arnold in isolation after the head coach contracted COVID-19 earlier in the week. (Reporting by Michael Church, Editing by Peter Rutherford) Source: Reuters . Only the top two nations in each of Asia's two groups are guaranteed to advance to the World Cup, with the third-placed finishers facing off in a playoff for the right to meet a South American side for a possible fifth Asian berth in Qatar.