Plucky Iran Eliminated by Spain in U-17 World Cup Quarters
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Spain defeated Iran 3-1 in the FIFA U-17 World Cup quarter-final in Kochi, India, on Sunday.
The European champion will play Mali in the semi-final on Wednesday.
Just 13 minutes into the match, Abel Ruiz opened Iran’s goal on a rebound.
Left-footed Sergio Gomez scored in the hour mark with a long-distance strike.
Seven minutes later Ferran Torres made it 3-0.
Saeid Karim scored one for Iran in the 69th minute but it was not enough.
Iran had earned four successive wins against Guinea (3-1), Germany (4-0), Costa Rica (3-0) and Mexico (2-1).