Iran down Thailand in IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championship opener

November 25, 2018

TEHRAN – Iran started the 2018 IFCPF (International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football) Asia-Oceania Championship on a high note on Saturday.

Team Melli defeated Thailand 7-1 in Kish Island in southern Iran in Persian Gulf.

Iran captain Abdorreza Karimizadeh scored five goals and Mehdi Torabi was on target two times.

Earlier in the day, Australia defeated South Korea 11-0.

Iran will face Jordan on Sunday.

2018 IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championships is an important event for the participants since the top two teams will advance directly to the 2019 IFCPF World Cup – Pinto Madrid, Spain.

Football 7-a-side was introduced to the Paralympics during the 1984 New York Games, originally called Cerebral Palsy football. The sport now includes athletes with other brain injuries and similar conditions.

Football 7-a-side is governed by the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) using the modified rules of the International Federation of Associated Football (FIFA).

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