Iran Defeats Montenegro in Football Friendly
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran national football team defeated Montenegro 2-1 in a friendly match Sunday night.
Sardar Azmoun netted a brace in the 11th and 61st minutes at the Podgorica City Stadium.
Stevan Jovetic scored for Montenegro in the 32nd minute.
Both the teams met each other in 2014 in an international friendly match which was ended in a 0-0 draw.
The match is as part of preparation for Uzbekistan match in the 2018 World Cup qualifier, which has been scheduled for June 12 in Tehran's Azadi Stadium.
Team Melli leads Group A with 17 points from seven games to date, followed by South Korea and Uzbekistan with 13 and 12 points respectively.
Iran will book its berth in the 2018 World Cup with a draw against Uzbekistan.