10-man Jordan stuns Iran

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Damascus, Aug 31, IRNA -- National soccer squad of Jordan stunned the depleted side of Iran in the 2nd West Asian event Friday.
Iranian striker Ali Karimi missed a penalty in the 8th minute but Mahmud Shalbieh slotted home to put Jordan ahead two minutes later.
Jordan reduced to 10 men as Muhannad Mahadeen received his marching orders in the 15th minute. Iran missed two goal scoring chances in the second half and the Jordanian side possessed the ball and field to secure its victory until the last minute.
To defend its championship, Iran faces a bumpy road and it will meet Lebanon Tuesday.
Ebrahim Mirzapour, Sohrab Bakhtiarzadeh, Jalal Kameli, Ali Badavi, Mehdi Amirabadi, Javad Nekounam, Ali Karimi, Alireza Nikbakht-Vahedi, Mohsen Bayatinia (Javad Kazemian), Iman Mob'ali, and Saeid Lotfi  (Moharram Navidkia) played for Iran.
Talking to IRNA, Iran's Croat Head Coach Branko Ivankovic praised the spirit and performance of the Jordanian side.
He said Iran missed good chances and the situation was aggravated when Jordan netted.