IR Iran and Hong Kong squared off in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 in Sheikh Ali Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Stadium, Muharraq, Bahrain on Thursday. Hong Kong gave it a good fight but fell short to IR Iran by 1:3 in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 Group C encounter.
IR Iran took control of the game right from the get-go. On the 16thminute, Sadegh Moharrami knocked a teasing cross into the Hong Kong box. Sardar Azmoun leapt high and nodded the ball towards goal, yet the ball took a deflection off a Hong Kong player and bounced out of play.
IR Iran kept the pressure coming and tested the Hong Kong defense once again. On the 18th minute, skipper Alireza Jahan Bakhsh sent the ball to the Hong Kong box and found teammate Saeid Ezatolahi. The latter side-footed a one-timer but sent the ball over the Hong Kong crossbar. .....
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