Iran Football 7-a-side into Paralympic Semis
RIO (Tasnim) – Iran football 7-a-side defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in Group B at the 2016 Paralympic Games on Monday.
Hashem Rastegari and Farzad Mehri scored for the Iranian team in the 9th and 18th minutes respectively.
It was Iran’s third successive victory in the event. Team Melli had already defeated Argentina 3-1 and USA 2-0.
Iran will play host Brazil on Wednesday to book a place in the final match.
Iran has participated at the 2016 Summer Paralympics with 111 athletes in 12 sports.
The Iranian delegation finished in 11th place in the previous edition, winning 10 gold medals, seven silvers and seven bronze medals.