Iran defeats Syria in soccer friendly

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TEHRAN, March 30 (Xinhua) — Iran’s national soccer team defeated Syria 3-0 on Tuesday in a friendly match at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.

Defender Hossein Kanaanizadegan scored the first goal for Iran in the second minute, and strikers Sardar Azamoun and Karim Ansarifard scored two more in the 38th and 81st minutes respectively.

Iran is scheduled to play Hong Kong of China and Cambodia on June 3 and 7 in Group C of the 2022 World Cup qualification.

Iran’s two other matches in the same framework will be held against Bahrain and Iraq on June 11 and 15.

The matches are scheduled to be held at a centralized venue in Bahrain. Enditem

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