Iran Olympic Team Defeats Myanmar
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian under-23 football team defeated Myanmar 3-1 in a friendly took place in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday.
Behnam Barzay opened the scoring just after the six minutes and Milad Mohammadi scored the second goal in the 19th minute.
Myanmar pulled a goal back in the 82nd minute but Ehsan Pahlevan scored Iran’s third goal in the dying moments of the match.
Iran defeated Taraz of Kazakhstan 4-1 on Sunday. The team will play Ukraine on Monday.
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.