Iran national football team, known as Team Melli, defeated Bahrain 3-0 to move a step closer to booking a place at the 2022 World Cup qualification Third Round.

Iran PressMiddle East: Sardar Azmoun starred with two goals as Islamic Republic of Iran scored a vital 3-0 victory over Bahrain in Group C of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 on Monday. 

The three points saw Iran leapfrog Bahrain into second place on 12 points, two behind Iraq with both sides having two matches remaining.

The defeat was a blow for Bahrain, who are third with just one game remaining in the race to advance to the third round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Iran, who had defeated Hong Kong 3-1 on Thursday, will meet Cambodia and Iraq on June 9 and 12 .

The Iranian national football team which had not been able to defeat Bahrain at home so far, managed to shower the team in a spectacular and sensitive match and avenge the previous defeat.

The return match between the national football teams of Iran and Bahrain was held for the second time in Manama capital of Bahrain with the biased decision of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).