Iran Futsal Cruises Past Indonesia to Start Title Defense
- September, 29, 2022 - 08:06
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Defending champion Iran overpowered Indonesia 5-0 in Group C of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Kuwait 2022 on Wednesday.
Iran, playing with a cast missing most of the big names from their previous campaigns, started brightly and its aggression resulted in the opening goal when Saeid Ahmad Abbasi scored an early goal.
Mahdi Asadshir and Moslem Oladghobad made the scoreboard 3-0 in the first half.
Ahmad Abbasi scored his second goal in the second half and Hossein Tayebi scored Team Melli’s fifth goal.
Iran, headed by Vahid Shamsaei, seeks to win the title for the 13th time.
Iran has been drawn in Group C along with Lebanon, Chinese Taipei and Indonesia.
The National Team will meet Chinese Taipei and Lebanon on September 30 and October 2, respectively.