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10.May.1972 at 00:00
National Stadium, Bangkok
Attendance: 4000
Iraq
0 - 3
Iran
Referee: Sivapalan Kathiravale - Malaysia Asian Cup / Group A-match

Goalscorers
None Hossein KALANI (34)
Hossein KALANI (70)
Hossein KALANI (78)
Opening squads
Sattar KHALAF (GK)
Mujbil FARTOOS
Majeed ALI
Sahib KHAZAAL
Obaid KHADIM
Douglas AZIZ
Jamil KHAZAAL
Sabah HATEM
Shidrak YOUSIF
Emanuel YOUSIF
Ali KADHIM
Nasser HEJAZI
Mostafa ARAB
Ebrahim ASHTIANI
Majeed HALVAEI
Jaffar KASHANI
Ali JABBARI
Javad GHURAB
Parviz GHLEECHKHANI
Hossein KALANI
Safar IRANPAK
Homayoun BEHZADI
Substitutes
Majeed KHUDHAYER Mehdi MONAJATI
Asghar SHARAFI
Substitutions
Majeed KHUDHAYER -> Majeed ALI (64) Mehdi MONAJATI -> Safar IRANPAK (71)
Asghar SHARAFI -> Hossein KALANI (87)
Yellow cards
None None.
Red cards
None None.
Match report
Bangkok
Crack outside left Hossein Kalani notched a hat trick to give defending champions Iran a 3-0 win over Iraq in the opening group "A" match of the Asian Cup football tournament.

Iran lead 1-0at half time after dominating play from kick-off.

Lead by outside right Parviz Ghleechkhani, The Iran forwards made concerted sweeps down the field with Captain and center half Mostafa Arab coordinating well.

The Iraqi defense , marshaled by left half Abid Kadhim withstood some fierce assaults and cleared well until Iran broke through in the 35th minute when Hossein Kalani got the first of his three.
The others followed in the 24th and 29th minutes of the second half.

A crowd of 4000 fans watched the match at Bangkok National Stadium.
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