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Iran lose 0-1 to Uzbekistan World Cup qualifier

Posted on Nov 15, 09:48PM | IANS

Uzbekistan stunned hosts Iran 1-0 here at Azadi Stadium in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.

Ulugbek Bakaev scored the only goal of the match in the 71st minute Wednesday with an assist by Server Djeparov, reports Xinhua.

Uzbekistan is now on top of Group A with eight points, South Korea is second with seven and a game in hand and Iran is in third due to goal differential with seven points.

Earlier, Qatar beat Lebanon 1-0 in the other match of the group at the Al Sadd Stadium in Doha.

The top two teams of the group will clinch a place in the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.