Iran moved to within a single victory of the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over China in front of 100,000 fans at the Azadi Stadium.
Medhi Taremi's goal early in the second half broke stiff Chinese resistance and put Carlos Queiroz's men on 17 points from seven games in the third round of qualification with three games left to play. With the top two from Group A and B heading to Russia next summer, Iran are now within touching distance of the finals.
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SYDNEY -- Australia marched back into 2018 World Cup qualifying contention with a clutch 2-0 win over the United Arab Emirates at the Sydney Football Stadium on Tuesday night.
Goals from Jackson Irvine and Mathew Leckie -- both headed in from corners -- provided the unbeaten Socceroos with their first victory since September after four consecutive draws to keep the pressure in Group B on Japan and Saudi Arabia.
Here are three quick thoughts from this re-match of the 2015 Asian Cup semifinal: