Iran start 2024 AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup qualification in style

March 8, 2023 - 16:44

TEHRAN – Iran started the 2024 AFC U20 Women’s Asian Cup Uzbekistan qualifiers on high note, beating Turkmenistan 7-1 in Group H on Wednesday.

Hasti Forouzandeh scored a hat-trick while Mohadese Zolfi netted a brace. Rahil Jafari and Kimia Rahiminia also scored a goal each.

Iran will play host Bangladesh on Sunday.

Round 1 of the Qualifiers feature 28 teams.

The eight group winners will progress to Round 2, where the four best sides will earn a spot in the Finals where they will join the three highest seeds from the AFC U19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 - champions Japan, DPR Korea and Korea Republic - and host nation Uzbekistan.

Round 1 of the Qualifiers will be played on March 6-12, 2023 with Round 2 scheduled for June 1-11.

The Finals are on March 3 to 16, 2024.

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