Iran is the third member of the 2018 world Cup

Esther Moore
June 13, 2017

Iran has played in the World Cup finals four times in the past - in 1978, 1998, 2006 and 2014 - while Uzbekistan is still seeking their first ever qualification.

The world's maxumum soccer tournament will be celebrated in Russian Federation, from June 14 to July 15, 2018.

Iran became the second team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup by beating Uzbekistan 2-0 late Monday, sparking celebrations in the streets. The team is unbeaten from eight games and eight points clear of third-placed Uzbekistan with two qualifiers remaining, so can not be denied a top-two finish and an automatic spot in Russian Federation next year.

It was Iran's sixth win from eight matches in Group A which took the table-toppers to 20 points, while South Korea are second on 13 ahead of their match against Qatar today.

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"Hereby, I commend managers, coaches, players and the noble Iranian nation on the great accomplishment and wish success of young people of the country in all global arenas", he concluded. Iran are still unbeaten in the third stage of qualifying and amazingly have not conceded a single goal during the campaign, thus underlining their credentials as one of Asia's football giants.

Thousands of Iranians spilled onto the streets after the match with impromptu street parties in Tehran and across the country as people danced, waved flags and honked vehicle horns. Sports a first for the world Cup the Brazilians made it, and Russian Federation will play at the world championship in the status of the host.

He said he hopes Iran will retain Queiroz has head coach even after the World Cup.

The result ensures Team Melli will be one of two teams to be heading to Russian Federation 2018 from Group A of the third round of Asian zone qualifying. Group B leader Japan was also playing in Tehran, the neutral venue for Iraq's scheduled home game.

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