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World Cup qualifier: Iran defeats Kuwait 2-0 to stand atop Group 5

Source: Press TV

Already qualified Iran thrashes Kuwait 2-0 to secure the first place in the group 5 and extend their undefeated run to six consecutive games.

Striker Javad Nekounam scored the opener in the 17th minute to give Iran and early lead at the Azadi Stadium on Sunday.

A late strike by Gholam-reza Rezai doubled Iran's leade in the third minute of the injury time, before 30,000 attendants.

Despite the victory many believe Iran displayed a lackluster performance, blaming it on Ali Daei's line-up.

UAE advances despite loss to Syria

Iran, having secured 12 points, stands atop Group 5 of the 2010 World Cup qualifier followed by the UAE, which leads Syrian on Goal difference despite a 1-3 loss.

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