Iran Tops Group C at FIFA U-17 World Cup

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran claimed top spot in Group C at the FIFA U-17 World Cup after a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica in Goa, India on Friday.

Iran Tops Group C at FIFA U-17 World Cup

The Asian side secured its 100 percent record in the group with two first-half penalties.

Captain Mohammad Ghobeishavi opened the scoring with his spot-kick on 25 minutes before Taha Sharaiati emulated his skipper with a penalty finish of his own four minutes later.

Substitute Mohammad Sardari made it 3-0 for Abbas Chamanian’s team just before the final whistle.

The only disappointment for Iran at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was a second yellow card of the competition for Ghobeishavi, which will rule him out of its Round of 16 match.

Iran will play Group F third-placed team on Tuesday.

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