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Iran, Uzbekistan share spoils in 2026 World Cup qualifier

TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) – Iran topped Group E after ending their Preliminary Joint Qualification – Round 2 for the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027 campaign with a goalless draw against Uzbekistan on Tuesday.

The match at Azadi Stadium saw a closely fought contest as they repeated their stalemate from the reverse fixture in Tashkent which finished 2-2, with Iran finishing as group winners thanks to a superior goal difference.

Also, Turkmenistan and Hong Kong shared the spoils in a goalless draw.

Iran topped the group with 14 points.