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Kuwait rallies for 2-2 draw with Iran in World Cup qualifying

Kuwait rallies for 2-2 draw with Iran in World Cup qualifying

Fahed al-Rashidi scored with eight minutes remaining and Kuwait overcame an early two-goal deficit to earn a 2-2 draw with Iran on Wednesday in World Cup qualifying.
Iran dominated the first half, taking a 2-0 lead on goals by Ali Reda and Seyed Jalal Hosseini in the first six minutes.
Kuwait began its recovery late in the first half with Ahmed Ajab scoring in the 38th. Al-Rashidi equalized with a header before teammate Mesaed Alenzi earned a red in the final minute.
The draw was the first point for Kuwait, leaving it in last place in Group E, three points behind the group leading United Arab Emirates and a point behind both Syria and Iran.