Saeid helps Iran to friendly victory
NEW SIGNING Saeid Ezatolahi produced a man-of-the-match performance as Iran beat Uzbekistan.
The midfielder signed for Reading on loan from Russian outfit FC Rostov just before the transfer window closed and he could make his debut at Preston North End on Saturday (3pm).
The 21-year-old provided the assist for the winning goal on his 28th appearance for Iran.
Elsewhere, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson started both of Iceland’s UEFA Nations League games against Switzerland and Belgium, but could not prevent
6-0 and 3-0 defeats respectively.
David Meyler came off the bench for the Republic of Ireland as they earned a respectable 1-1 draw against Poland in an international friendly while Chris Gunter played 90 minutes as Wales lost 2-0 in Denmark in the Nations League. Outside of Europe,
Andy Yiadom’s Ghana lost 1-0 to Kenya and Leandro Bacuna bagged a brace as Curacao thrashed Grenada 10-0.