Iran to Play Lebanon in AFC U-20 Futsal Championship Quarters
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran earned its four wins in a row in the AFC U-20 Futsal Championship and will play Lebanon in the quarter-final stage.
The Persians thrashed Kyrgyzstan 10-0 in Group D last match.
Having already secured its ticket to the quarter-final on Friday, Iran warmed up for its last eight meeting with Lebanon by going ahead within seven minutes at the Hua Mark Indoor Stadium thanks to Hamzeh Kadkhoda’s smart finish.
In what was proving to be a blistering first half display by the Iranians, further goals from Mohammad Jamebalani, Hamid Ghahramani, captain Mahdi Karimi and Kadkhoda again, saw head coach Ali Arani’s side take a commanding 5-0 lead going into the break.
Iran would continue to dominate after the interval, with Hamidreza Karimi’s brace as well as strikes from Mohammad Heidari, Omid Khani and Mohammad Taheri underlining the threat they will pose in the competition’s knockout phase.