U-17 World Cup: Iran Defeats Guinea 3-1

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Asian heavyweight Iran defeated Guinea 3-1 in its opening Group C match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Saturday.

U-17 World Cup: Iran Defeats Guinea 3-1

They played against each other at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa, India and it was Iran who emerged victorious.

 Iran finished runner-up at the AFC U-16 Championship while Guinea upset the odds at the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, finishing third.

 Allahyar Sayyad gave Iran the lead just before the hour mark with a superb curling shot from outside the area.

 Mohammad Sharifi converted a penalty to double Iran’s lead after Cherif Camara was sent off after making a harsh tackle on the Iranian striker in the penalty area.

Saeid Karimi added a third in the 90th minute and Fandje Toure pulled a goal back for Guinea.

Iran will face Germany on Tuesday and Guinea play Costa Rica.

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