Iran into AFC U-23 Championship Quarters

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran football team defeated China 3-2 in Group A on Monday to book a place at the AFC U-23 Championship quarter-final.

Iran into AFC U-23 Championship Quarters

Arsalan Motahhari gave Iran the lead in the 38th minute but two minutes later Chang Feiya levelled the match.

Ehsan Pahlavan restored Iran’s lead seconds later.

Mahdi Torabi made it 3-1 for Iran with a long-range free kick just three minutes after the break, although Liao Lisheng pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 70th minute.

Mohammad Khakpour’s men will meet Japan on Friday.

Elsewhere, Qatar defeated Syria 4-2 to secure first place in the group.

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