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Iran Held to 1-1 Draw by Palestine in Football Friendly

DOHA: Iran’s national football team conceded a last-minute equalizer as the team drew 1-1 with Palestine in a friendly match on Monday.

Iran striker Mehdi Taremi was on target five minutes into the second half but Jonathan Cantillana leveled the match in the injury time.

The friendly match was held at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar as part of the preparation for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

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Iran will also meet Qatar on December 31 before traveling to the UAE for the Asian Cup.

Iran has been drawn with Yemen, Iraq and Vietnam in Group D. They will start their campaign with a match against Yemen on January 7 at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

The 2019 AFC Asian Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates from January 5 to February 1.