Iran Defeats Palestine in AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran defeated Palestine 3-0 in Group C of the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers on Friday.
In the match held at the Azadi Stadium, Sardar Azmoun gave the host a lead in the 49th minute.
Iran doubled its lead through Arsalan Motahhari in the 80th minute. Motahhari made it 3-0 in the injury time.
Iran’s victory took it to the summit of the Group C table with six points, two clear of Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, who played out a goalless draw in the earlier fixture at the PAS Stadium.
Iran, who has defeated Nepal 5-0 in its opening match, will play Afghanistan on Sunday.
Ten group winners and five best second-placed teams from all groups will join host Qatar at the AFC U-23 Championship 2016, with January’s 16-team competition also serving as Asia’s qualifying tournament for the Olympic Games in Rio.