ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran and Iraq complex to the knockout levels of the Asian Cup on Saturday with a recreation to spare.

3-time champion Iran beat Vietnam 2-Zero and secured its spot within the spherical of 16 when 2015 Asian Cup semifinalist Iraq beat Yemen Three-Zero in every other Workforce D recreation.

With two wins every, Iran and Iraq meet in Dubai on Wednesday to come to a decision peak spot.

The highest two groups in every crew and the 4 best possible third-placed groups advance to the spherical of 16.

It used to be a document 9th successive victory for Iran in Asian Cup crew level fits. Asia’s top-ranked workforce has ruled ownership and regarded comfy in its opening two video games, scoring seven targets and nonetheless to concede.

Iran’s Sardar Azmoun took care of the targets towards Vietnam, scoring in every 1/2.

Saman Ghoddos crossed for the ahead to position Iran forward with a close-range header within the 38th minute. Azmoun added his moment within the 69th with a left-footed strike from the center of the field for his 0.33 purpose on the match.

Vietnam registered its moment immediately defeat following a slender Three-2 loss to Iraq.

Iran is led by means of former Actual Madrid and Portugal trainer, Carlos Queiroz, who’s chasing a big identify with Iran after 8 years in rate.

In Sharjah, Mohanad Ali Kadhim and Bashar Resan Bonyan scored with low pictures from outdoor of the realm early within the first 1/2 to offer Iraq a comfy merit and exchange Alaa Abbas sealed it in second-half damage time.

Yemen and Vietnam are each useless and can battle for 0.33 position in Al Ain on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia performs Lebanon in Workforce E later Saturday.


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