Iran Defeats Hong Kong in World Cup Qualifying Campaign
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran recorded a 2-0 win over Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Stadium in the second-round qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday.
Sardar Azmoun scored for Iran national football team 23 minutes into the match.
Milad Mohammadi drilled the ball back into the area and it was touched on by Karim Ansarifard into the path of Azmoun, who found the back of the net with a sweetly-struck volley.
Iran wrapped up the win in the 54th minute after Alireza Jahanbakhsh produced a perfectly weighted pass across the Hong Kong defense to find an onrushing Ansarifard ahead of the goal.
Iran will play Cambodia on October 10 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.
Iran has been drawn in Group C with Iraq, Bahrain, Hong Kong and Cambodia.