• FT

    Japan

    3

    Oman

    0

  • FT

    Singapore

    3

    Uzbekistan

    7

  • FT

    Thailand

    2

    Bahrain

    3

  • FT

    Turkmenistan

    0

    North Korea

    0

  • FT

    Iran

    0

    UAE

    0

  • FT

    Qatar

    0

    China

    0

  • FT

    Syria

    1

    Kuwait

    0

  • FT

    Saudi Arabia

    4

    Lebanon

    1

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UAE 0-0 Iran: Goalless draw keeps lead intact

TEHRAN, June 2 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates kept

their lead at the top of Group 5 after holding misfiring Iran to

a goalless draw in their World Cup qualifier on Monday.

The draw took the Gulf champions closer to their first

finals since the 1990 tournament. They now have five points from

three matches.

Iran, who were again without inspirational captain Mehdi

Mahdavikia because of a knee injury, now have three points.

Syria are third on two while Kuwait prop up the table with

just one point. The two teams were scoreless in their qualifier

at halftime.

After three Asian Cups and three appearances in the World

Cup finals, Iran are one of the region's heavyweights but have

struggled so far in their campaign, especially in front of goal.

Last week's narrow 3-2 friendly victory over Zambia was

Iran's first win in 11 months and their 2-2 draw with Kuwait in

their last qualifier ended an embarrassing six-match goal

drought.

Scoring Summary

  • Iran
  • United Arab Emirates
 
 

Match Stats

  • Iran
  • United Arab Emirates
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Iran
  • United Arab Emirates
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