Iran edge past Belarus in friendly

January 15, 2018

TEHRAN – The Iranian national futsal team edged past Belarus 2-1 in a friendly match on Monday.

Mohammad Nazemalsharieh’s team had defeated the European team 5-0 on Sunday.

Ahmad Esmaeilpour and Asghar Hassanzadeh scored for Iran in the match held at the Handball Federation Hall in Tehran.

Team Melli are preparing for The 2018 AFC Futsal Championship which will take place in Taiwan (referred to as Chinese Taipei by the AFC) between 1 and 11 February 2018.

Iran are in Group C along with Iraq, China, and Myanmar.

The 2018 AFC Futsal Championship will be the 15th edition of the AFC Futsal Championship, the biennial international futsal championship organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the men's national teams of Asia.

A total of 16 teams are divided into four groups of four teams with the top two in each section will advance to the knockout phase. Iran claimed the title of the last edition in 2016, where they defeated the host, Uzbekistan, 1-2 in the final match.

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