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Iran beat Turkmenistan 1-0, advancing to third round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Iran’s National Soccer Team have advanced to the third round of the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers and booked their place at the AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027 by defeating Turkmenistan 1-0 in an away match in Group E of the Preliminary Joint Qualification - Round 2 on Tuesday.

The Iranian National Soccer Team, publically known as Team Melli, had already strolled to a 5-0 victory when the two teams met at Azadi Stadium in Tehran on Thursday.

The match was the third competition in the third week of the 2026 World Cup qualifications.

Iran had earlier defeated Hong Kong and ended with a draw against Uzbekistan.

Turkmenistan had also been defeated by Uzbekistan, while ending in a draw in its match with Hong Kong.

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