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Iran, Saudi Arabia draw 1-1 in World Cup qualifier

Photos by Rooholla Vahdati, ISNA


Riyadh, Sept 7, IRNA - Iranian National Football Team drew 1-1 with Saudi Arabia on Saturday night in the opening match of the final round Group B 2010 World Cup qualifier.


Iran's javad Nekounam


Javad Nekounam was the saviour for the visitors, heading home an equalizer eight minutes from time to cancel out Saad Al Harthi's first half opener.


Iran's Fereidoun Zandi (right)


Iran improved after the break and were rewarded with their efforts.


"I think the Saudi team performance was not any better than us but we missed a lot of scoring chances in the second half that could have changed the outcome of the match," Iranian head coach Ali Daei said in a brief encounter with IRNA reporter in Riyadh.





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