Iran overpower Myanmar at AFC Futsal Championships

February 2, 2018 - 18:37

Iran underlined their title credentials with a comprehensive 14-0 victory over Myanmar in their Group C opener at the 2018 AFC Futsal Championships on Friday.

Mahdi Javid and Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh scored four goals each at the University of Taipei Gymnasium in Taipei.

Hossein Tayebi was on target three times and Mehran Alighadr, Saeid Ahmad Abbasi and Moslem Oladghoba scored once each for Team Melli.

Iran will next play China on Sunday, while Myanmar will play Iraq, who enjoyed a confidence-boosting 4-2 win over China in the earlier Group C match.

The competition is being held in Taiwan from Feb. 1 to 11.

Iran, champions of 11 of the 14 editions of the competition, have won seven straight editions before their streak was broken by Japan.

Japan have won the other three editions of the competition.

The 2018 AFC Futsal Championship is 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.

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