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FIFA friendlies: Iran beat Uruguay to give Carlos Queiroz winning start

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FIFA friendlies: Iran beat Uruguay – Carlos Queiroz made a winning start to his second spell in charge of Iran as Mehdi Taremis…

FIFA friendlies: Iran beat Uruguay Carlos Queiroz made a winning start to his second game in charge of Iran as Mehdi Taremi’s second-half goal earned his side a 1-0 win over fellow World Cup qualifiers Uruguay in Vienna on Friday. Follow updates from FIFA Friendlies on InsideSport.IN

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FIFA friendlies: Iran sinks Uruguay to give Carlos Queiroz winning start

Taremi came off the bench to score the winner in the 78th minute after Queiroz’s side had rode the luck of keeping a dominant Uruguay at bay until the Porto striker’s late goal.

It was the perfect start to Queiroz’s second spell in charge of Iran after the Portuguese replaced Dragan Skocic this month and with the World Cup in jeopardy.

Iran will face England, Wales and the USA during the final in Qatar, while Uruguay have been drawn to face Portugal, Ghana and South Korea.

The defeat was undeserved for a Uruguay team that lost Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo to injury after he limped off with just under a minute on the clock clutching his groin.

FIFA friendlies: Iran sinks Uruguay to give Carlos Queiroz winning start

However, the South Americans controlled the game, with Darwin Nunez bringing Alireza Beiranvand into action after 15 minutes as the striker let fly from distance, forcing the Iranian keeper to tip the ball over the bar.

Luis Suarez looked to lob Beiranvand in the 38th minute but his effort sailed over, while a later effort from the former Barcelona striker curled wide.

Beiranvand was called into action again five minutes after the restart when he pushed Federico Valverde’s snap-shot from 20 yards to safety, while Mehdi Torabi wasted a rare chance for Iran at the other end.

Taremi was introduced for Alireza Jahanbakhsh and nine minutes later the Porto striker hit what proved to be the winner.
The striker started and finished the move, feeding Saman Ghoddos on the left and his pass to Karim Ansarifard was played back upfield for Taremi who side-fed home.

FIFA friendlies: Iran sinks Uruguay to give Carlos Queiroz winning start

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