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.
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.