Iranian Blind Footballers Comes 2nd at Brazil’s International Challenge

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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.

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