Iran ready to book a place at Olympic Games: Maryam Azmoun

April 7, 2019 - 19:37

TEHRAN – Iran’s women’s football team coach Maryam Azmoun says they are ready to beat Chinese Taipei to make their Olympic Games dream come true.

Iran will book a place in the 2020 Olympic Games if defeat their rival in Doha’s Grand Hamad Stadium on Tuesday.  

“Chinese Taipei are a good team and I think they deserved to defeat the Philippines 4-2. We also had to beat the Philippines but failed to take advantage of our chances,” Azmoun said.

“Now, we are ready to make our dream come true. We want to book a place in the Olympic Games for the first-ever time. We have analyzed our opponent and hope to get a good result against them,” she added.

“Football has improved a lot in Asia and we have done well so far. The other Asian teams respect Iran as a powerful team and it is satisfying for us,” Azmoun stated.

In the final round, the successful sides of Group A, B and C, will join Australia, DPR Korea, Korea Republic, China PR and Thailand in two groups of four, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the play-offs.

The two winners from the play-offs will then qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with host and reigning Asian champion Japan.

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