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Iran Defeats Qatar In Asia Cup Soccer

Iran has defeated Qatar 1-0 in a Group C soccer match at the Asian Cup in Sydney, Australia.

The game was scoreless at halftime but Iran's Serdar Azmoun scored a goal in the 52rd minute that proved to be the gamewinner.

The win puts Iran into the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Qatar needed to beat Iran to have a chance of advancing to the quarterfinals.

The crowd of some 22,000 was dominated by Iranian fans.

Iran beat Bahrain 2-0 in its first match on January 11.

Iran will play the United Arab Emirates on January 19 in its final group match.

Based on reporting by Reuters and