• Short Summary

    Australia took a big step towards the World Soccer Cup Finals when they beat Iran 3-0 in their first leg qualifying match in Sydney on Saturday (August 18).

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    Australia took a big step towards the World Soccer Cup Finals when they beat Iran 3-0 in their first leg qualifying match in Sydney on Saturday (August 18).

    Iran's manager Major Mahmoud Bayati said his side was demoralised by the clear cut defeat and with three players doubtful for the return match in Teheran on Friday (August 24) he though pulling back the three goals would be a huge task.

    If Australia hold onto their lead they will met South Korea to decide who represents the Asian Zone in the last sixteen in Munich next year.

    Adrian Alston scored Australia's first goal just before the interval. Iran kicked off in the second half but a timely tackle robbed them of the ball immediately and Atti Abonyi, Australia's right winger was put through to shoot in from an acute angle.

    Seven minutes from the end Australia's captain Peter Wilson came upfield for free kick and completed a grand afternoon for himself and his team by heading hard and low into the net.

    SYNOPSIS: Australia look closer to the World Soccer Cup Finals after beating Iran three-nil in their first leg match in Sydney last Saturday.

    The australians are playing from right to left.

    Iranian hopes of a goalless first half were rising, but just before the interval Alston scored for Australia.

    The winning side meet South Korea to decide who represents the Asian Zone in the last sixteen in Munich next year, but this mistake straight after half time could well have settled the matter. Abonyi punished it with a precise shot.

    Iran struggled nard to stay in the game but foul, seven minutes from the end led to a third Australian goal. Peter Wilson, the Australian captain, came upfield for the free kick and completed a grand afternoon for himself and his team with a find header.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9NR51MO9U8U371FE0W2BTQDHY
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NR51MO9U8U371FE0W2BTQDHY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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