Iran in a crucial World Cup qualifying encounter in Tehran this afternoon. With the top two sides automatically booking their place at the finals, both nations wanted to avoid the third position which sees a potentially difficult encounter with the qualifiers from the Oceanic section.And it was Saudi Arabia who took the points this afternoon, coming from behind to seal the win. Osasuna midfielder Masoud Shojaei opened the scoring for Iran in the 59th minute, striking powerfully from the edge of the area, and at that stage they looked good value for their win. But in the closing stages, Saudi Arabia turned the match on its head to stun the partisan crowd. Naif Hazizi levelled the scores at 1-1 ten minutes from time, before defender Al Harbi glanced home with four minutes remaining to hand his nation a crucial 2-1 victory.