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