Impenetrable Iran set new World Cup Qualifying record

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fourfourtwo.com – SEOUL, A 0-0 draw with South Korea was the 12th World Cup qualifier in succession that Iran kept a clean sheet – a new record.

Iran set a new record in World Cup qualifying on Thursday by keeping a 12th successive clean sheet.

Carlos Queiroz’s side, who booked their place at Russia 2018 by defeating Uzbekistan last June, held South Korea to a 0-0 draw in Seoul to extend their impressive run despite being reduced to 10 men after Saeid Ezatolahi’s red card in the 52nd minute.

Iran’s imposing streak began with a 6-0 victory over Guam in the second round of World Cup qualifying in November 2015 and encompasses 1,108 minutes – over 18 hours – of football.

Across their entire campaign, Iran have conceded just three goals in 17 matches. Their final fixture is a home encounter with Syria on Tuesday.


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