AVA- In a hotly contested match with chances for both sides, Iran were lucky in the 39th minute as Saman Ghoddos received only a yellow card for his step on Safa Abdullah.
The closest anyone came to scoring was Alaa Abbas's 77th-minute header, which was palmed away by Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand.
Both teams have already qualified for the Round of 16.
Meanwhile, Vietnam eliminated Yemen from the tournament, after a 2-nil victory, maintaining their chance to reach the round of 16.
Vietnam grabbed the lead thanks to a superb free-kick by Nguyen Quang Hai in the 38th minute. Just minutes after the hour-mark, Que Ngoc Hai put the game to bed from the spot.
With the win the Vietnamese stand in the 3rd place, relying on other results to go their way.
Thursday 17 January 2019 07:05