With the group stage now over, ESPN FC runs the rule over the teams that failed to progress to the quarterfinals of the 2015 Asian Cup.
Substitute striker Reza Ghoochannejhad scored a controversial injury time goal to lift Iran to a 1-0 win over UAE and claim top spot in Group C at the Asian Cup on Monday.
Iran wound up their group assignments with the maximum of nine points following three successive wins. The UAE finished runners-up with six points following wins against fellow West Asians Qatar and Bahrain.
In the other Group C game in Sydney, Bahrain beat Qatar 2-1 to finish third in a match between two already eliminated teams.
At the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, in terms of places filled in the knockout stage, it is six down and two to go. ESPN FC's Asia correspondent John Duerden runs the rule over the issues that will be soon be settled.
It's pretty simple. South Korea finished top after edging Australia 1-0 in Brisbane on Saturday night. The Socceroos will face China at the same stadium in their quarterfinal on Thursday while Uzbekistan or Saudi Arabia loom as the Koreans' last eight opponents.
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