Iran edges out Qatar to revive hopes for World Cup qualifying

Updated: Jun 05, 2013, 14:33 PM IST

Tehran: The Iranian national football team beat Qatar 1-0 to restore their hopes of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.

In the match held at Doha Al Sadd Stadium Tuesday, striker Reza Ghoochannejhad`s 66th-minute strike gave the Iranians the win against Qatar in Group A of the Asian Zone.

In another game of the same group, South Korea drew 1-1 with Lebanon in Beirut.

After Tuesday`s matches, Iran stay third, one point behind Uzbekistan and South Korea who lead the group.

Iran will play Lebanon and South Korea June 11 and 18, respectively.