Iranian Blind Footballers Comes 2nd at Brazil’s International Challenge
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran football 5-a-side was defeated against Brazil A in the final of the Brazilian International Challenge on Sunday.
The Iranian team lost to host 3-0 in the final match held at the Benjamin Constant Institute (IBC), in Urca, in Rio de Janeiro.
The one-week tournament brought seven countries (Brazil A, B), Iran, Argentina, Morocco, Japan, China and Mexico together.
In the bronze-medal match, Argentina defeated Morocco 2-1 in the penalty shootout, cpb.org.br wrote.
Iran football 5-a-side team is preparing for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where the team has been pitted against host Brazil, Turkey and Morocco.
Group B consists of Argentina, China, Mexico and Russia.