Iran Olympic Football Team Beats Albania
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian national football Olympic team defeated Albania 2-1 in a friendly held in its training camp in Turkey on Tuesday.
Mohammad Reza Nejabat was on target in the 51st minute and Hossein Fazeli extended Iran’s lead in the 69th minute.
Albania was reduced to 10-man in the 30th minute after its player was shown his second yellow card.
Iran is preparing itself to participate in the AFC U-23 Championship 2016, where the team has been drawn in Group C along with Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Palestine, and Afghanistan.
The AFC U-23 Championship 2016 will serve as the Olympic Games qualifiers in every alternate edition. The top three teams from the 2016 edition will represent Asia at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
Iran has not participated in the Olympics since 1976 Montreal.