After losing in the third round against Iran

«White» bleed 7 points in the World Cup qualifiers

Lima is trying to control his ball during the national team and Iran meeting yesterday.

Photography: Osama Abu Ghanem

Yesterday, the national team suffered a surprising and disappointing first loss with a score of 0-1 against the Iranian team, in the match that was held at Al Wasl Stadium in Zabeel in Dubai, in the third round of Group A, in the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.

With this result, the team has bled seven points in three matches, after the two draws against Lebanon and Syria, then the loss against Iran, and remained in third place with two points, and it will meet its Iraqi counterpart, next Tuesday, at the same stadium (Al-Wasl Stadium) in the fourth round, and Iran topped the group The first with nine points, compared to seven points for the second South Korea, then the Emirates third with two points, Lebanon and Iraq with two points and Syria finally with one point.

The Iranian goal came through Mahdi Taremi in the 73rd minute, as a result of defensive errors.

Dutch coach Marvik in the Iran match pushed a squad that included Ali Khaseef in the goalkeeper, Shaheen Abdul Rahman, Muhammad Al Attas, Mahmoud Khamis, Abdullah Hamad, Majed Hassan, Abdullah Ramadan, Khalil Ibrahim, Bandar Al Ahbabi, Lima, and Ali Mabkhout.

The changes made by Marvik played an important role in the positive appearance that Al-Abyad had in the first half, with the presence of the trio Abdullah Ramadan, Majed Hassan and Abdullah Salmin, in the middle of the field, which reduced the strength of Iran’s attackers, and the team imposed its presence and style from the first minute, as Al-Abyad almost He consolidates his advantage and reaches Beiranvand's goal from an attempt by Khalil Ibrahim, but defender Hassan Kanaani pushed the ball away to a corner kick without being exploited.

And the Emirates players’ confidence in themselves increased, and they gained control of the field, and they had another opportunity from an organized attack from the left, from which Abdullah Ramadan distributed a ball, which was removed by Canaani before Ali Mabkhout, who is motivated to score.

The Iranian team gradually began to enter the atmosphere of the match, and they timidly made some counter-attacks in which they relied on the speed of Mahdi Taremi, but the vigilance of Al-Abyad’s defenders prevented Ali Khasif’s goal from being exposed to any threat, but Al-Abyad returned again and proved its presence thanks to the effective launches from Bandar Al-Ahbabi is “one of the best stars in the first half.”

Marvik put the substitute, Muhammad Jumaa, at the beginning of the second half at the expense of Khalil Ibrahim to strengthen the offensive side, but the performance of Al-Abyad was declining unlike the first period, and he paid more attention to the defensive side after the Iranian team tightened its grip on the course of the game.

Al-Abyad received good news in the match that Iran defender, Shuja Khalil, was directly red card after blocking Ali Mabkhout on his way to the goal, and he got a direct free kick from an ideal place in front of the goal, but the match referee quickly canceled his decision, and returned the Iranian defender to the floor The stadium due to an offside case before that case.

The result turned against the team with a fatal mistake by goalkeeper, Ali Khaseef, who went out the wrong way from his own goal, to meet the Iranian striker Mahdi Taremi, to find the latter an easy task in front of him to score the goal of progress.

The team players were shown a state of frustration that was reflected in the performance in the remaining minutes of the match, so the attempts were individual, although the closest to scoring was a header from the substitute Tigali that passed along the left post.

The Iranian team received a penalty a minute before the end of the match, from Ramadan's mistake, against Tarmi, which Azmoun played and saved by Ali Khaseef, to correct the mistake of the goal that smashed his net, but that did not prevent the team's loss.

South Korea defeats Syria.. Iraq draws with Lebanon

Syria lost 1-2 to South Korea yesterday, in the third round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. Hwang In-peom (48) and Son Heung-min (89) scored the two goals for South Korea, while Omar Khribin scored (84) Syrian.

It was evident that "Nusour Qasioun" was affected by the absence of Muhammad Othman (Netherlands Rotterdam) and Iaz Othman (Lewinkos of Greece), due to the airlines' refusal to travel the two players to Korea with European passports, according to what the Syrian Football Association confirmed in an official statement.

In another match within the same group, Iraq was satisfied with a negative draw against the Lebanese team, in a match held at Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar, due to the continued international ban on Iraq playing its matches on its soil.

Ranking of the first group

Iran: 9 points

South Korea: 7

Emirates: 2

Lebanon: 2

Iraq: 2


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