Iran zephyr past India 3-0 to tip World Cup group | Reuters

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BENGALURU, India Iran brushed aside India 3-0 in a biased World Cup qualifier on Tuesday to stand to a tip of Group D on idea disproportion and leave a hosts glued to a bottom of a standings with 3 defeats in 3 games.

Sardar Azmoun put a visitors brazen in a 28th notation before captain Andranik Teymourian and striker Mehdi Taremi combined dual goals in a space of 4 mins shortly after a interlude to hang adult a win.

India started doggedly, drifting into tackles and violation adult play, though it was always going to be a matter of time before Iran, ranked 115 places above their hosts, start to claim themselves.

Iran, who thrashed Guam 6-0 final week, shortly began winning possession and attempted to find their approach by a packaged Indian counterclaim that was forced to punt a round prolonged to keep Carlos Queiroz’s organisation during bay.

The Portuguese manager done dual changes to a side that kick Guam, bringing in striker Khosro Heydari for defender Vouria Ghafouri and giving goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi a curtsy brazen of Alireza Beiranvand.

India’s Eugeneson Lyngdoh brought down Haji Safi and from a ensuing free-kick Teymourian floated in a ideal cranky that Azmoun met to curtsy past goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.

The second and third goals came within mins after half-time and both resulted from tardy fortifying by a hosts.

India unsuccessful to urge a throw-in, ensuing in initial Azmoun and afterwards Ashkan Dejagah causing panic and Teymourian drilled a round into a bottom dilemma after a hosts unsuccessful to transparent their lines.

Iran killed off a diversion with a third idea while India were still disorder from a second.

Pronay Halder unsuccessful to transparent Azmoun’s pass into a box, permitting Omid Ebrahimi to find Taremi on a right to pound home past Sandhu, who had a inhabitant organisation entrance to forget.

“My organisation was a small bit surprised, we didn’t design India to be so aggressive,” Queiroz said.

“In a initial half they combined a lot of problems. we consider India merit to be aloft in this group.”

Iran now lead Group D with a improved idea disproportion though are tied on 7 points with Oman and Guam. India have mislaid all 3 of their matches.

“Look, we face a organisation like Iran and there’s always a possibility that they have a really good day and we have a bad day and it’s six, seven, 8 as we’ve seen in new results,” India manager Stephen Constantine said.

“I suspicion we fought very, really hard. we suspicion we done it formidable for them. Hopefully we will learn from this and pierce forward.”

(Editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

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