Iran and South Korea battled out a scoreless draw in Seoul on 31 August in World Cup Qualifying.
TM had nothing to play for because they already qualified to the 2018 World Cup but it was nice to see them play hard and give their rivals a tough time.
It was unfortunate that Saeid Ezatolahi was red carded early in the second half but overall a good result for Iran to get a draw in Seoul while having to play the majority of the second half with ten men,
Kudos to Iran for another clean sheet. Simply impressive that TM have yet to concede a goal in the final round of qualification with six wins and three draws.
Out of the nine clean sheets, keeper Alireza Beiranvand has been in goal for eight of those matches.
On another positive note, midfielder Ehsan Hajsafi started for Iran so therefore we can stop worrying about the time he played for Panionios against Macabbi Tel Aviv.
Iran will close up qualification when they host Syria on 5 September in Tehran. In the previous meeting between the two teams, they drew 0-0 in Malaysia on that rainy day when the field was full of puddles.
Naturally I have many negative things to say about that match involving the Syrian players and their time wasting tactics but that game was a joke due to the field and we all know the Asian Football Confederation is a joke as well.
I am looking forward to seeing Iran demolish Syria at Azadi Stadium.
The Syrian National Team can have the AFC help them out in Malaysia but they are doomed in Iran.