Iraq defeat Iran in friendly

Iraq defeated Iran 1-0 on Saturday as they ramp up preparations for next Thursday's World Cup qualifier with the Caltex Socceroos in Tehran.

Iraq's Saad Abdul-Amir with the only goal of the game just after the 70 minute mark.

The Iraqi, who plays in the Saudi Pro League with Al-Ahli, scoring from the penalty spot to confirm the win after the Iraqis arrived in Iran last Wednesday to prepare for the clash against Ange Postecoglou's men this Thursday. 

The friendly was played behind closed doors.