Language:   Change:  Move to:
18.October.2000 at 19:35
Municipal Stadium ,Sidon
Attendance : 8582
Referee: AL MEHANNA Omar - Saudi Arabia
Iraq
0 - 1
Iran
Referee: AL MEHANNA Omar - Saudi Arabia Asian Cup / Group A-match

Goalscorers
None Ali DAEI (77)
Opening squads
ABDULWAHAB Amer (GK)
MAJID Haidar Mahmoud
HANON Abdul Jabar
HADI Hamza
HASSBI Adnan Mohammad
JASSIM Abbas Obeid
KHALAF Sabah
DRAIN Qahtan
OBEID Haydar
KADHIM Ahmad
ABUL HAIL Abdul Wahab
Parviz BOROUMAND
Mohammadreza MAHDAVI
Sattar HAMEDANI
Mehrdad MINAVAND
Sohrab BAKHTIYARIZADEH
Alireza EMAMIFAR
Karim BAGHERI
Dariush YAZDANI
Hamed KAVIANPOUR
Ali DAEI
Khodadad AZIZI
Substitutes
SALEM Essam
HUSSEIN Ahmad
RAHIM Abbas
Mohammad NAVAZI
Mehdi MAHDAVIKIA
Mohammad Ali KARIMI
Substitutions
SALEM Essam -> HADI Hamza (53)
HUSSEIN Ahmad -> KHALAF Sabah (55)
RAHIM Abbas -> HASSBI Adnan Mohammad (79)
Mohammad NAVAZI -> Alireza EMAMIFAR (46)
Mohammad Ali KARIMI -> Dariush YAZDANI (68)
Mehdi MAHDAVIKIA -> Khodadad AZIZI (81)
Yellow cards
HADI Hamza 24 Khodadad AZIZI (41)
Red cards
None None.
Match report
Asian Footballer of the Year Ali Daei scored a second-half goal to send Iran into the Asian Cup quarter-finals with a 1-0 win over Iraq in Sidon on Wednesday.

Despite the defeat, Iraq also made it to the quarter-finals, coming second behind Iran in Group A after hosts Lebanon and Thailand battled to a 1-1 draw in the group's final matches.

The results left Iran top on seven points, followed by Iraq on four and Thailand and Lebanon on two points each.

The Thais, who have a better goal difference, retain a slim chance of reaching the last eight as one of the best two third-placed teams among the competition's three groups.

Man-of-the-match Daei pounced on a loose ball spilled by Iraqi keeper Amer Abdulwahab, and, after a lucky ricochet, rolled it into an empty net from two yards out in the 77th minute.

The Hertha Berlin striker took his goal tally in the competition to three in three matches.
Created by www.teammelli.com . All rights reserved © 2009 Team Melli Website