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Iran were briefly bumped down to second after Uzbekistan, who were beaten by the group leaders Thursday, rebounded to secure a 2-0 win over China.Asian Cup champions Australia stayed top of Group B on eight points, one more than second-placed Japan following their 1-1 draw in Melbourne.Genki Haraguchi put Japan ahead in the fifth minute, but made a clumsy challenge on Tomi Juric to concede a 52nd-minute penalty that Socceroos skipper Jedinak slotted home to ensure his side stayed undefeated in qualifying for Russia 2018 .The Iranians dominated the first half and took a deserved 25th-minute lead through Azmoun, who capped a flowing move when he met a fizzing low cross from the right and side-footed it into the bottom right corner past keeper Seung-Gyu Kim.
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