Iran Futsal Team Held by Azerbaijan in Friendly
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian national futsal team drew 3-3 with the Azerbaijan Republic in a match held in Baku on Tuesday.
Mehran Alighadr, Mehdi Javid and Hossein Tayyebi were on target for the Iranian team.
Team Melli, who recently beat Belarus 5-0 and 2-1 with Ahmad Esmaeilpour and Asghar Hasanzadeh scoring a goal apiece on both occasions, will play Azerbaijan on Wednesday once again.
Iran, who is preparing for their defense of the AFC Futsal Championship title – which will be held in Chinese Taipei on February 1-11 – has been drawn in Group C alongside Iraq, China PR and Myanmar.
Sixteen teams are divided into four groups with the top two sides in each section advancing to the knockout phase.
Iran won its 11th AFC Futsal Championship title after beating Uzbekistan 2-1 in the final of the 2016 edition.