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8/30/04

Italy's AS Roma wins friendly soccer match against Iran 5-3

Tehran, Aug 30, IRNA -- Italy's Serie A-bound AS Roma defeated visitor Iran in a football friendly on Sunday night.

The host struck five to see off the Iranian side 5-3.

Under Croat manager Branko Ivankovic, Iran is prepping for the second-leg World Cup qualifier against Jordan in Amman on September 8.

Against the run of play, Jordan beat Iran 1-0 in the first leg in Azadi Stadium, west of Tehran.

Eyeing a place in 2006 World Cup finals in Germany, Ivankovic at last summoned Khodadad Azizi for the deciding qualifying match.

Bayern Munich's new signing Vahid Hashemian, who had already rejected various invitations by the Croat trainer and Football Federation officials has accepted to play for his national side against Jordan.

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