Iran Wins AFC Futsal Championship

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian national team claimed the AFC Futsal Championship title for the 12th time on Sunday.

Iran Wins AFC Futsal Championship

In the final match held in Taipei’s Xinzhuang Gymnasium, Team Melli beat three-time champion Japan 4-0.

Just before halftime to break the deadlock captain Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh finished from an acute angle.

Two minutes into the second half, Farhard Tavakoli made it 2-0 as he applied the finishing touches to a fine team move by sweeping a first-time effort past Japanese goalie Higor Pires.

Hassanzadeh struck again on the half-hour mark with a clinical right-footed finish into the bottom corner.

Hossein Tayebi scored in the final minute when he stroked a shot from inside his own half into the unguarded net.

Earlier in the day, Uzbekistan clinched third place after defeating Iraq 2-1 on penalties after both sides had played out a 4-4 draw.

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