Uzbekistan 0-1 Iran, A Late Goal by Khalatbari Helped Iran to Win The Game

Uzbekistan 0-1 Iran, A Late Goal by Khalatbari Helped Iran to Win The Game

Uzbekistan faced Iran during the first match from World Cup Qualification Asian.

Carlos Queiroz, the head coach of Iran, surprised Iranian fans with the squad where Heydari was replaced with Mahini and Ebrahimi was playing as Iran’s central forward. Also Hadi Aghili was benched in this game. On the other side, Uzbekistan didn’t have some of its key players.

In the first 20 minutes of the game two sides were playing conservatively with keeping ball in the center of field. Using long out was one of the Iran’s tactics in these minutes. In 21′ Karpenko’s shoot saved by Iran’s GK. Inomov initiated several attacks from Iran’s right side. Uzbeks scored one goal in the first half but it was offside. Iranian goalkeeper, Rahmati, did some well saves helped Iran to keep the sheet clean.

In the second half, Iran didn’t make any opportunities to open Uzbekistan’s goal. Even in some minutes, all the 11 Iranian players were playing in the penalty box.

The Japanese referee, Nishimura, had good performance until 74′. In this minute Akhmedov scored a goal for his side but Nishimura rejected his goal. However the ball completely crossed the goal’s line.

Khalatbari, player of Al Wasl, entered the game as sub in 62′. In 93′ he scored a goal assisted by another sub Karim Ansarifard.

Totally Uzbekistan was better than Iran. But they couldn’t use their opportunities as Iran did.

In another match from the Group A, Japan defeated Oman by scoring 3 goals. Honda, Maeda and Okazaki scored for Japan.


He was used to be the editor of MNG online magazine and he could bring a lot of achievements for that particular site . Currently he is studying civil engineering in the main university of Baku the capital of Azerbaijan . He born on 1992 in Tehran , Iran but moved to Azerbaijan when he was thirteen . He joined Kabir News team from 2010 and base on his offer group decided to start this online edition in 2012 . Phone number: +994124970063 , Email address: Amir (at) KabirNews.com

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