Iran Women’s Futsal Team Taking Nothing for Granted: Coach

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran’s women’s futsal coach Shahrzad Mozaffar says they will not take nothing for granted when Team Melli plays in the 2018 AFC Women’s Futsal Championship.

Defending champion Iran has been pitted against Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in an all Central Asian affair in Group D.

“Asian women’s futsal teams have improved in the recent years. The first edition gathered nine teams together in Malaysia but in the second edition a total of 15 teams will take part at the competition,” Mozaffar said.

“Thailand as a host country has progressed a lot and countries including Macau, Bangladesh, Turkmenistan and Hong Kong have improved as well,” she added.

“We are preparing well for the competition and are determined to defend our title. Iran will not take nothing for granted any team,” Mozaffar concluded.

The 2018 AFC Women's Futsal Championship will be the second edition of the AFC Women's Futsal Championship, the biennial international futsal championship organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the women's national teams of Asia.

 It will take place in Thailand, which was appointed as hosts by the AFC on 29 July 2017, between 2 and 12 May 2018.

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