Naft Tehran Wins Iran’s Hazfi Cup
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Naft Tehran football team defeated Tractor Sazi to win Iran’s Hazfi Cup Thursday night.
Naft Tehran, headed by Ali Daei, edged past Tractor Sazi 1-0 in Khorramshahr’s Naftogaz Arvandan Stadium.
Sajjad Shahbazzadeh scored the only goal of the match with a header in the 88th minute.
Mohammad Iranpourian, Tractor Sazi defender, missed a penalty kick in the 27th minute.
Daei stepped down as coach of Naft Tehran at the end of the match.
Naft Tehran will play Persepolis, Iran Professional League champion, in Iran’s Super Cup on July 21.
Daei is the most decorated coach in Hazfi Cup with three titles. Ex-Iran striker had won Hazfi Cup twice with Persepolis.
The Hazfi Cup is the Iranian football knockout cup competition, run by the Iranian Football Federation. Esteghlal is the most successful club with six titles.