Lebanon stunned Iran 1-0 Tuesday to claim their first ever win against the regional giants and raise hopes of gaining a shock World Cup berth.
China-based midfielder Roda Antar headed home a free-kick on 28 minutes for Lebanon's famous victory, in front of their home fans in Beirut, which lifted them off the bottom of Group A.
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After four of their eight games, outsiders Lebanon are level on four points with Iran and Qatar, and just three behind South Korea -- although the Iranians and Koreans have a game in hand.
While Iran's bid to reach a fourth World Cup was dealt a blow by Shandong Luneng's Antar, South Korea's progress was checked in a 2-2 draw with Uzbekistan earlier in Tashkent.
In the final round of Asian qualifying, the top two teams in two groups of five win places at Brazil 2014, while the third-placed sides go into a play-off series.