FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: Iran Loses to Italy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran was defeated against Italy 5-4 in Group B of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.
The Italian team moved top of the group with this win.
The Italians took the lead through current tournament top scorer Gabriele Gori, who guided in a close-range effort with his chest. Asian champion Iran then responded with three unanswered goals. The pick of the bunch was Moslem Mesigar's spectacular overhead kick that gave the Iranians a 3-1 lead.
Gori then scored his eighth goal in two games to bring the 'Azzurri'back within one goal and his strike seemed to give Massimo Agostini's side the lift they needed to ultimately win the match and do something the country has never managed in its tournament history: win after being two goals down.
Iran had defeated Mexico 3-0 in its first match and Italy humiliated Nigeria 12-6.
Iran will face Nigeria in the last group match while Italy meet Mexico.