Iran becomes the first Asian country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup

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Iran became first AFC nation to qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup which is due to be held in Russia next year.

The Asian power house booked their world cup tickets by beating Uzbekistan 2-0 on Monday evening.

Goals from Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi helped the Persian side to secure victory over fellow Asian challengers Uzbekistan. Iran now sits on top of group A with 20 points.

This is Iran’s fifth qualification to the continental competition. The Asian giants coached by Carlos Queiroz join hosts Russia and Brazil in securing World Cup qualification.