Iran into AFC U-19 Championship Quarters

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran booked a place in the AFC U-19 Championship Bahrain 2016 quarter-final.

تیم جوانان زیر 19 ساله‌ها

Amirhossein Peyrovani’s boys edged past Yemen 1-0 at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Isa Town.

Abolfazl Razzaghpour’s first-half free kick in the 45th minute earned Iran a win in the Group C match.

The Iranian football team already tied 1-1 with Qatar and was held to a goalless draw by Japan.

Iran joined the Japanese in the quarter-final with a second place finish, setting up a meeting with the winners of Group D in the next round.

Japan defeated Qatar 3-0 in another match in the group.

The top four teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea as the AFC representatives, besides South Korea who qualified automatically as host. If South Korea is among the top four teams, the fifth-placed team will also qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

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