Iran Sinks Uzbekistan to Reach AFC Futsal Championship Final
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran defeated Uzbekistan 7-1 on Friday to book a place in the 2018 AFC Futsal Championship final.
Mehdi Javid was on target three times and Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh and Hossein Tayebi scored twice each at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City.
Anaskhon Rakhmatov scored a consolation goal in the last 20 seconds of the game, but it was too little too late as Iran sealed a 13th final appearance.
Iran will meet Japan in the final on Sunday, while Uzbekistan will play Iraq in the third place play-off.
The 15th edition of the AFC Futsal Championship is being held in Chinese Taipei from Feb. 1 to 11.