Bahrain defeats Iran 1-0 in second round of Asian WC qualifiers

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Bahrain has defeated Iran 1-0 with a second-half penalty from Mohammed al-Hardan in the second round of Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

With the win on Tuesday, Bahrain now shares the lead with Iraq at the top of Group C on seven points, while Iran is in third place.

Al-Hardan was given the chance to score for the winning side, who were playing at home at the Bahrain National Stadium, during the 65th minute with a penalty which sent Iran’s Alireza Beiranvand.

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