Berlin, April 19, IRNA-Iran will be the first Asian team to advance to the 2006 World Cup in Germany, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday by the official FIFA 2006 World Cup site.
Some 47 percent of football fans worldwide believe Iran will be the first to qualify for the football event followed by Saudi Arabia with 33 percent, South Korea with 16 percent, Japan with only 3 percent and the remaining teams with merely 1 percent.
A total of 4935 people took part in the football survey.
With seven points from their opening three matches, including a 2-1 win over group favorites Japan, Iran's prospects of qualifying from Group B look indeed very promising.
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