Iran U-17 Aims to Add Chapter to History Books

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran is aiming to add another chapter to the history books when it takes on reigning European champion Spain in the quarter-final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India on Sunday.

Iran U-17 Aims to Add Chapter to History Books

Having made the quarter-final for the first time in four attempts, Abbas Chamanian's players will be confident of beating Spain despite the European side being the clear favorite.

Iran has hardly put a foot wrong so far, advancing to the quarter-final with a perfect record of four wins.

It cruised through the group stage with wins over Guinea (3-1), Germany (4-0) and Costa Rica (3-0) before producing a steely performance to overcome Mexico - semi-finalist in the last three editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup - 2-1 in its last-16 clash.

Allahyar Sayyad is Iran’s leading scorer with three goals while Younes Delfi and Mohammad Sharifi have chipped in with two each, giving Iran several options upfront, wrote.

Spain and Iran have never played each other before at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, though there is one record that will encourage the men in red. Going into Sunday's match-up, Spain won all eight of their games against Asian teams.

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