Ali Karimi - Image via FSC
Ali Karimi - Image via FSC

UAE has never beaten Iran in an international soccer match.

And so the trend continues.

With Rahmati’s great goal-keeping and the Iranian national soccer team’s determination to participate in the 2010 World Cup games in South Africa, Iran won against UAE: 1-0 during their “qualifier” game at Azadi Stadium in Tehran.

The game should have ended with a much bigger gap in the final score, like: 8-0; considering all the solid (but sloppy) attempts that the Iranian team made. In the second-half soccer-star Ali Karimi scored the only goal for the Iranian side.

Still it seems as though Ali Daei’s replacement: Afshin Ghotbi is working out pretty well for fans of the Iranian soccer team.

The Fifa 2010 World Cup will take place in June of 2010 in South Africa; will Iran make it?

We sure hope so!

Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo… IRAN!!!