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1974 Asian Games

On September 15, 1974, the Iranian national team defeated the Israel by one goal in the final match of the 1974 Asian Games, led by Frank O’Farrell of Ireland, and won the gold medal of this competition for the first time. Iran had previously won silver medals at the 1951 and 1966 Asian Games. The only goal of the game was scored in the 30th minute by the opponent’s defense.

Iran won the group stage against Burma, Pakistan and Bahrain. In the second round, Malaysia, Iraq and South Korea reached the finals. Iran had a brilliant performance in this period and won 7 consecutive games and conceded only one goal against 20 goals scored.