Iraq beats Iran in shoot out to advance to Asian Cup semifinals

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AFC Asian Cup 2015 : Iran Iraq
Asian Cup 2015 : Iran 3-3 : 6-7 Iraq 23/01/2015

CANBERRA, Jan. 23, 2015 (AMP) — Australia 2015 : Iraq reached the semifinals of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup after defeating Iran 7-6 on penalties (after a 3-3 draw) on Friday afternoon at the Canberra Stadium.

The score was still 3-3 at the end of the regulation game time and overtime, after goals from Azmoun ('24), Pouraliganji ('103) and Reza Ghoochannejhad ('118) for Iran and Yasin ('56), Mahmoud ('93) and Ismail ('116 on penalty) for Iraq. The Iraqis finally emerged the victors in the penalty shootout session by winning 7-6.

Fixtures and Results : Second Round

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Overview

Iran at the Asian Cup

  • 3 titles (1968, 1972, 1976)
  • 13 appearances (first in 1968)
  • 14 participations in the qualifications (first in 1960)
  • Statistics: Champions (1968, 1972, 1976) Third Place (1980, 1988, 1996, 2004) Fourth Place (1984)

Iraq at the Asian Cup

  • 1 title (2007)
  • 8 appearances (first in 1972)
  • 8 participations in the qualifications (first in 1972)
  • Statistics: Champions (2007) Fourth Place (1976)
2015 Asian Cup Poster
Iran
3:3
Iraq
6:7 (penalties), 3:3 (a.e.t.), 1:1 (1:0)
  • 23 January 2015
  • 17:30
  • Canberra

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