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Iran aiming for more glory at AFC Futsal Championship
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_09_01(7).jpgTEHRAN – The Iranian futsal team is going to win one more title in the 13th edition of the Asian Futsal Championship.

The Iranian outfit has won 10 titles out of the 12 editions and finished in third places twice.  
Iran has been drawn along with Australia, China and Indonesia in Group B of the competition, which will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
A total of 16 teams will participate in the showdown, which will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 30 April to 10 May.
Host Vietnam has been drawn in Group A along with Kuwait, Tajikistan and Iraq.
Last edition’s runner-up Thailand is in Group C along with Lebanon, Chinese Taipei and Malaysia.
Defending champion Japan has been pitted in Group D against Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Korea Republic.
 Iran is scheduled to play Indonesia on April 30. The ten-time AFC Championship winner will face China and Indonesia on May 2 and 4 respectively.
The top three ranked teams from the previous edition -- Japan, Thailand and Iran -- qualified automatically to the finals while the Vietnamese qualified as host. The other 12 teams qualified from their respective qualifying zones, AFC wrote.

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