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TEHRAN: Qatar on Thursday conceded two injury-time goals to

a go down after a thrilling 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying game

against hosts Iran.

Reza Ghoochannejhad and Alireza Jahanbaksh scored the goals

as Iran picked up first points from the Asian Zone qualifier.

Ghoochannejhad capitalized on a horrendous mistake by Qatar

goalkeeper Amin Lacomte four minutes into injury-time.

Jahanbaksh fired home the second on a long-range shot seal

the deal for Iran at Azadi Stadium.

Qatar dominated play in the first 20 minutes of the game. Striker

Sebastian Soria nearly scored in the 12th minute of the tense


A few minutes later striker Hassan Al Haydos also missed an

opportunity to score.

The game remained tense until the mistake by Qatar goalkeeper

who ‎failed to clear the ball properly allowing Ghoochannejhad

to score an easy goal.

Jahanbaksh doubled the lead moments later.

Daniel Carreno-coached Qatar return home and face Uzbekistan

on September 6 in Doha.

Qatar will next host Uzbekistan on September 6 with the hope

of reviving their campaign.

Earlier in the day, Uzbekistan edged Syria narrowly 1-0, while

South Korea kicked off proceedings with a 3-2 victory over

neighbors China.

Qatar line-up: Lekomte Amin (GK), Ahmed Yassir, Bualam

Khokhi, Abdulkareem Hassan, Pedro Correia, Karim Boudiaf,

Luiz Martin, Rodrigo Tabata, Hassan Al Haydos ©, Ali Asad and

Sebastian Soria

Substitutes: Mohamed Musa, Akram Afif and Mohamed Kossola

Iran line-up: Ali Reza (GK), Ehsan Safi, Pejman Montazri, Saied

Ezotallahi, Jalal Hossieni, Andrenik Temoriyan © , Mehdi Taremi,

Alireza Jahanbakhs, Sardar Azmoun, Ashkan Degajah and Ramin


Substitutes: Reza Goochnajad, Vahid Amiri and Kareem Ansarfard