Iran Outclasses Bangladesh at AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers
- September, 22, 2021 - 16:19
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran is one victory away from qualifying for its first ever AFC Women’s Asian Cup, after outclassing Bangladesh to win 5-0 at Bunyodkor Stadium on Wednesday.
The win brought Maryam Irandoost’s side level with Jordan at the top of Group G, with the winner of Saturday’s clash between the two sides to decide who advances to January’s final tournament in India.
Iranian captain Behnaz Taherkhani scored twice from the penalty spot, with Melika Motevalli, Golnoosh Khosravi and Hajar Dabbaghi also finding the back of the net to eliminate a Bangladesh side which had lost their first match 5-0 against Jordan on Sunday.
While Bangladesh must now plan for another shot at Asia’s top table in 2026, Iran will approach Saturday’s group decider knowing a win against Jordan will seal the biggest achievement in the history of its women’s national team.