IP - The national football team of Iran began its sensitive match against Iraq in the final qualifying round of the FIFA Qatar 2022 World Cup with a swift sooner-than-expected goal.

Iran PressIran news: Captain Alireza Jahanbakhsh, the 28-year-old Iranian winger and attacking midfielder of Eredivisie club Feyenoord, scored Iran's first goal in the second minute of the match with an astonishing pass from Mehdi Taremi.

Iran football team defeated Syria 1-0 in the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar Group A on September 2, 2021, with Jahanbakhsh breaking the deadlock with a deflected strike in the 56th minute.