Iran Advances to AFC U-20 Futsal Championship Quarters
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran booked a place at the AFC U-20 Futsal Championship quarter-final on Friday.
The Persians defeated China 6-1 in Group D and qualified for the next stage as winner.
The victory was Iran’s third straight three-point haul in Bangkok, a fine run of form that has now set up a last eight showdown with either Uzbekistan or Lebanon.
A Zhou Xu own goal after five minutes set Iran on its way at the Hua Mark Indoor Stadium, before strikes from Mohammed Jamebalani and Mohammad Taheri further strengthened its position going into half-time.
Hamidreza Karimi grabbed Iran’s fourth on 33 minutes, and despite Wang Jiahao finding the net for China, further goals from Mohammad Heidari and Hamid Ghahramani rounded off yet another glittering Iranian display.