The Iranian side, which was one point from the semifinals, held Czech Republic to a 1-1 draw, advancing to the last four on five points.
Tohidlou, who leveled the match against Germany and hit his hat-trick in Saudi Arabian test, canceled out Czech's first-half opener on 80 minutes.
In another match, Germany beat Saudi Arabia and cruised into the semifinals as the Group C leader.
Iran will play the Group A table-topper Tuesday. 2325/1432
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