Iran’s national Futsal Team defeated Guatemala by an overwhelming score 10-4 in the 3rd place playoff of the 2014 Futsal Grand Prix in Brazil on Sunday. Iran lost the semi-final match 3-4 to Colombia on Saturday.
Brazil, the host and defending champion won the title after defeating Colombia 7-2
Along with the third place, Hossein Tayyebi also won the golden boot award with 9 goals scored in the tournament.
Guatemala opened the scoring with Ruiz, but it did not take Iran long to equalize through Jaffari, with a beautiful goal from a difficult angle. Then, by a way of a free kick, Captain Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh put Iran ahead 2-1. He was also responsible for the third goal of Iran. At the end of the first period, Enriquez even scored another for Guatemala and the score ended at 3-2 to Iran. Right at the start of the second half, Iran’s top scorer Hossein Tayyebi increased the lead to 4 to 2. The same player scored his second goal and the score was for three difference to the Iranians. Guatemala then closed the gap with Rodriguez (5 to 3). Jaffari scored another goal for Iran to make it 6-3 in the match.
Shortly thereafter, a great goal from Tayyebi put Iran ahead with four (7-3). Guatemala did not give up and with Enriquez, reached the fourth goal. From this moment, just gave Iran. Hassan Marou another and the advantage went for 8 to 4. Tayyebi made it he ninth Iran. In the final minute, Khayam yet had time to mark the tenth of the Iranian team. Even by winning the third, the coach of Iran, Jesus Candelas, said he was not satisfied. “Our goal was to reach the final. Today’s result was good, but we left satisfied. Our futsal is superior to Guatemala, but today we had to work harder to overcome the psychological side the disappointment of not having achieved our goal “lamented Candelas.
Goals of Iran: Tayyebi (4), Hassanzadeh (3), Jafari (2) and Khayam (1) Goals of Guatemala: Enriquez (2 ), Ruiz (1) and Rodriguez (1) Table games Wednesday (12) G
The squad will be flying back to Tehran minus the coach who is returning home. Candelas speculated the game against Guatemala would be his last.