Sat, 17 Nov 2018
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Rio de Janeiro

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran defender Majid Hosseini made an impressive performance in the friendly match against Bolivia, where Team Melli defeated its South American opponent 2-1 in Tehran's Azadi Stadium.

The-afc.com picked Hosseini among five players from across the continent who did their chances of locking starting places in UAE 2019 big favors with impressive performances over the past 10 days.

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz was left with the prospect of being without Morteza Pouraliganji for the AFC Asian Cup after the KAS Eupen defender suffered an injury earlier this month.

On Tuesday, the Portuguese would have felt a bit more at ease with the defensive situation after Majid Hosseini put on an impressive performance in Team Melli's 2-1 win over Bolivia.

The Trabzonspor center-back's resolute defending on the night was summed up in a last-ditch tackle, denying Bolivia's Gilbert Alvares a clear-cut scoring chance from inside the six-yard-box.

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