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Iran Leads Group for World Cup Qualification

October 24, 2011 by  


By Parvez Fatteh, Founder of http://sportingummah.com, sports@muslimobserver.com

2011-10-11T195221Z_2103853166_GM1E7AC0AZF01_RTRMADP_3_SOCCER-WORLDThe Iranian national soccer team crushed Bahrain 6-0 to stay atop Group E of the Asian World Cup qualifiers this past week. Jalal Hosseini, Mojtaba Jabbari, Hadi Aghili, Andranik Teymourian, Karim Ansarifard, and Gholamreza Rezaee all scored goals for Iran in the 22nd, 34th, 42nd, 62nd, 75th, and 83rd minutes of the game respectively.

Over 80,000 cheering spectators watched the match at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.

Iran is in the first place in Group E with 7 points, as they are trying to rebound from not qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. They are followed in the group by Qatar, which has five points, and Bahrain with four points. Indonesia is in the fourth place with zero points in a group that consists, coincidentally, of entirely Muslim countries. The 2014 FIFA World Cup will take place in Brazil.

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