World Cup 2018 Qualifiers : Iran beats Turkmenistan 3-1

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TEHRAN, Nov. 12, 2015 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (Asian Qualifiers) : Iran defeated Turkmenistan by a score of 3-1 (halftime: 1-0), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Thursday afternoon at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran.

Iran dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by Pouraliganji in the 6th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Iranians further widened their lead in the second period by scoring twice (Ezatolahi '64 and Dejagah '83/penalty).

The result put the Iranians top of Group D with 11 points. Turkmenistan is third with 7 points. In their next game, Iran will meet Guam at the Azadi Stadium on November 17, while Turkmenistan will face Oman.

Fixtures and Results : Second Round Group D

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Overview

Iran at the World Cup

  • 4 appearances (first in 1978)
  • 10 participations in the qualifications (first in 1974)

Turkmenistan at the World Cup

  • Never qualified
  • 6 participations in the qualifications (first in 1998)
2018 World Cup Poster
Iran
3:1
Turkmenistan
3:1 (1:0)
  • 12 November 2015
  • 15:00
  • Tehran

Second Round Group D

TeamPts
Iran11
Oman11
Turkmenistan7
Guam7
India0

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