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26.03.2013
19:35
AlKuwait FC Stadium , Kuwait
Attendance: 10000
Kuwait
1 - 1
Iran

Referee:

LEE JUNG MIN (KOR)
Asian Cup Qualifier / Group B-match

Goalscorers
Fahad Awad (P)(76) Masoud SHOJAEI (45)
Opening squads
Nawaf Al Khaldi (c)
Fahad Awad
Hussain Fadhel
Mohammad Freih
Talal Nayef
Mesad Nada
Talal Al Amer
Abdullah Al Buraiki
Hamad Aman
Bader Al Muttawa
Yousef Nasser
Rahman AHMADI
Pejman MONTAZERI
Mehrdad POOLADI
Jalal HOSSEINI
Ashkan DEJAGAH
Khosrow HEYDARI
Andranik TEYMOURIAN
Mojtaba JABBARI
Javad NEKOUNAM
Masoud SHOJAEI
Reza GHOOCHANNEJAD
Substitutes
Abdulaziz Fathi Kameel
Husain hakim
Hadi khamees
Abdulrahman bani
Fahed Al Ebrahim
Saleh al sheikh
Jarah al ateeqi
Mohammad NOSRATI
Hossein MAHINI
Omid EBRAHIMI
Ehsan HAJSAFY
Jalal RAFKHAEI
Mehrdad OULADI
Substitutions
Saleh al sheikh-> Abdullah Al Buraiki (62)
Hadi khamees-> Talal Al Amer (67)
Fahed Al Ebrahim -> Yousef Nasser (79)
Ehsan HAJSAFY -> Masoud SHOJAEI (66)
Mehrdad OULADI -> Mojtaba JABBARI (66)
Jalal RAFKHAEI -> Reza GHOOCHANNEJAD (87)
Yellow cards
Fahad Awad (87)
Hussain Fadhel (89)
Talal Nayef (90+3)
Masoud SHOJAEI (38)
Ehsan HAJSAFY (80)
Mehrdad POOLADI (85)
Andranik TEYMOURIAN (90)
Red cards
None None.
Match report
Kuwait City: Kuwait and Iran edged ahead of Lebanon in Group B of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers after the two sides played out a 1-1 draw at the Kuwait SC Stadium on Tuesday.

Despite being on the back foot for much of the first half, the visitors took the lead just before half-time when Mesoud Shojaei capitalised on some sloppy defending to put his side ahead.
But Kuwait stepped up the pressure in the second half and they rewarded when Fahad Awad kept his cool to convert from the penalty spot with 14 minutes left.
The result meant that both sides moved up to four points, one ahead of Lebanon, who downed Thailand 5-2 in their Group B match in Beirut last Friday. Iran lead the section on goal difference after they trounced Lebanon 5-0 in their opener while Kuwait only managed a 3-1 away win in Thailand.
Playing their first home game of the qualifiers, Kuwait began the match well and they had a number of chances to break the deadlock in the first half as Hamad Al Enezi and Bader Al Mutwas missed good opportunities.
Having failed to make the most of their chances, the hosts were stunned when Iran took the lead right at the end of the first half.
Ashkan Dejagah made a strong run down the right flank but his cut-back from the byline appeared to be too close to goalkeeper Nawaf Al Khaldi, who sprawled on the floor to gather the ball. However, it slipped loose from his grasp and defender Hussain Fadhel’s weak clearance only went as far as Mojtaba Jabari, who crashed his shot against the angle of post and crossbar.
The ball rebounded to Mesoud Shojaei who volleyed it back towards the Kuwait goal where Al Khaldi made a valiant effort to stop the effort but could not prevent it from crossing the goalline.
Iran tried to defend their lead after the interval and they frustrated the Kuwaitis until the home side were awarded a penalty in the 76th minute for a foul on Abdulhadi Khamee by captain Javad Nekounam.

Fahad Awad made no mistake from the spot, sending Iran goalkeeper Mohammad Davari the wrong way to ensure that honours were shared between the two sides.
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