Iran national futsal scored a resounding victory (7-2) against Guatemala team in their first game of the Grand Prix de Futsal 2014 Tournament , which started in Brazil from 12 to 16 November.
Futsal Team Melli began the match in a whirlwind style with Hossein Tayyebi .
The Iranian Legionnaire who plays for the Russian club MFK Norilsk Nickel , scored three quick goals in the first few minutes of the match leaving the Guatemalans players shell-shocked. Iran emphatically took advantage of the turnovers and some defensive mistakes Guatemala players committed, and comfortably went ahead.
With these goals, the Iranian team dominated the match and at the end of the first 20 minutes, Javid and Shajari scored a goal each to extend Iran`s lead to 5 goals.
In the second half, Iran changed strategy and opted for counterattacks and through Tavakoli and Hasanzadeh m scored two more goals , the sixth and seventh goal.
After the opening match of the Grand Prix, the coach of Iran, Jesus Candelas, commented on the performance of his team. “The game started well for my players who were quite eager to score and pick up pace and we did well in our start. We are here to improve our performance and, therefore, to win these matches is quite important,” he said.
About Costa Rica, next opponents of the Iranian, Jesus is cautious. “The next game we have to get better. I know their style quite well , but regardless , we are going for another win against Costa Rica” said the coach.
With this victory, the Iran will be prepared to face Costa Rica in the second round of this tournament on Friday.
-> Costa Rica
|Grand Prix 201412/11/2014 – 16.00 Local Time
São Bernardo do Campo (Brazil)
Hall: Ginasio Adib Moises Dib
Iran: Hossein Tayyebi (3) – Mahdi Javid , Mohammad Shajari , Farhad Tavakoli, Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh,
Guatemala: Alejandro Enriquez , Marvin Sandoval
Starting Line up:
Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh
Grand Prix 2014 – Group A Standing
1. Brazil ———————-1-1-0-0–8–1-3
2. Colombia ——————–0-0-0-0–0–0-0
3. Vietnam ———————1-0-0-1–1–8-0
Grand Prix 2014 – Group B Standing
1. Iran ————————1-1-0-0–7–2-3
2. Costa Rica ——————0-0-0-0–0–0-0
3. Guatemala ——————-1-0-0-1–2–7-0