Iran and UAE qualify for Asian Cup quarter-finals

Narrow victories see both Iran and UAE progress to the knockout rounds of the Asian Cup

Iran stormed into the Asian Cup quarter-finals on a wave of passionate support with a 1-0 win over Qatar in their second Group C match at Stadium Australia on Thursday.

Striker Sardar Azmoun scored the only goal in the 52nd minute to send the vast majority of the 22,672 crowd home happy and three-times champions into the last eight for the sixth straight Asian Cup.

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