Iran beaten by China at CFA International Women’s Youth Football

September 10, 2017

Iran suffered a heavy 8-0 loss to host China at the 2017 CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament opener on Sunday.

The Iranian team will face Japan on Tuesday and meet the U.S. on Thursday.

The tournament is being held in in Duyun, China from Sept. 10-14.

The tournament will mark just the second meeting between Iran and the U.S. in women’s soccer.

The first was April 2016 when the countries met at the U-16 level. The U.S. won that historic match, 6-0 in Italy.

Japan are the most successful side in AFC Women’s U-19 Championship history, having won the tournament four times in eight attempts, while China PR claimed their sole title in Malaysia in 2006.

Iran qualified for the continental U-19 Finals for the first time in 2015, while the United States have been crowned World Champions on three occasions at U-20 level, most recently in 2012.

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