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Both Iran, Iraq advance to Asian Cup last 16 following 0-0 draw in Group D

Iran and Iraq played out a goalless draw in Group D of the Asian Cup on Wednesday.

In a hotly contested match with chances for both sides, Iran were lucky in the 39th minute as Saman Ghoddos received only a yellow card for his step on Safa Abdullah.

The closest anyone came to scoring was Alaa Abbas’s 77th-minute header, which was palmed away by Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand.

Both teams have already qualified for the Round of 16.

Meanwhile, Vietnam eliminated Yemen from the tournament, after a 2-nil victory, maintaining their chance to reach the round of 16.

Vietnam grabbed the lead thanks to a superb free-kick by Nguyen Quang Hai in the 38th minute. Just minutes after the hour-mark, Que Ngoc Hai put the game to bed from the spot.

With the win the Vietnamese stand in the 3rd place, relying on other results to go their way.

Source: Press TV


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