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Soccer: Iran and Kuwait tie 2-2 in World Cup qualifier

Iranians celebrate the first goal against Kuwait

Press TV -- Kuwait has stopped Iran's national soccer team in the second match of South Africa's 2010 World Cup qualifier with a 2-2 draw.

Alireza Vahedi-Nikbakht scored Iran's first goal in the second minute of the game that was held in Kuwait's Nadi stadium on Wednesday.

Just four minutes later, Iran's defender Seyyed Jalal Hosseini could score another goal for the Iranian side in the first half, but it did not last until the end of the match.

Al-Azemi and Al-Rashidi compensated the goals in the 38th and 81st minutes to keep Kuwait hopeful about the other matches in Group five.

Getting one point from the match and after a 0-0 draw against Syria in Tehran, Iran has two points now and it stands on the third place in its group. The UAE is at the top with four points.

Iran is in Group five of Asian World Cup qualifying tournament with Kuwait, Syria and the United Arab Emirates.

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