Team Melli (The Iranian national football team) took vital step towards Russia with World Cup qualifying win over Qatar on Thursday.
In the match held at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Mehdi Taremi scored the only goal of the match in the 52nd minute after receiving a long ball from Karim Ansarifard.
The result extends Iran’s lead in Group A to four points with 14 from its six games to date. Qatar sits bottom of the group with four points.
Earlier in the day, South Korea lost to China 1-0 and Syria edged past Uzbekistan 1-0.
Iran football team will host China on March 28 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium and it seems a victory over Marcello Lippi’s men will guarantee a spot for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.