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Iran U-20 lose to Zambia after leading 2-0

Zambia into next round after thrilling comeback Reza Shakari double had Iran in front before four unanswered goals Fahion Sakala, Enock Mwepu, Emmanuel Banda and Patson Daka all score A breath-taking revival by Zambia saw them move into the next round of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, coming from two down to beat Iran 4-2. Zambia had …

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Iran U-20 Futsal edge Thailand to reach the final.

Bangkok: Islamic Republic of Iran advanced to the 2017 AFC U-20 Futsal Championship final after a resounding 7-5 victory over Thailand on Wednesday. In a clash between two futsal giants, Thailand’s Panut Kittipanuwong opened the scoring in the first 30 seconds, but Iran’s skipper Touhid Lotfi responded moments later to level the score. Iran looked to extend their lead at …

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Futsal: Iran U-20 faces host in a tough semi-finals

Bangkok: An exciting match awaits on Wednesday as Thailand face Islamic Republic of Iran for their AFC U-20 Futsal Championship semi-final encounter in Bangkok Arena. ​ Thailand booked their place after defeating Indonesia 4-2 on Monday. The host nation went into the break with a two goal advantage, before Indonesia found an equaliser in the second-half. However, Miguel Rodrigo’s side …

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Team Melli U20 Futsal reaches Semi-Final

Bangkok: Ali Arani’s Islamic Republic of Iran team sealed a 6-2 victory over Lebanon at the Hua Mark Indoor Stadium on Monday to secure their semi-final place at the AFC U-20 Futsal Championship 2017. Hussein Albaba gave Lebanon the lead in the fourth minute, prompting an immediate response from Iran through Omid Khani. Further goals from Hamzeh Kadkhoda, captain Touhid …

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Iran defeats Costa Rica in FIFA U-20 World Cup

  Iran pick up their first win at the FIFA U-20 World Cup since the inaugural edition in 1977 A tight encounter of few chances decided by solitary goal A low left-footed strike from Iran’s No9 undid Costa Rica Mohammad Mehdi Mehdikhani secured an opening win for Iran as his late goal saw off Costa Rica 1-0 in FIFA U-20 …

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AFC U-20 Futsal Championship: Iran on a rampage

Bangkok:  Iran made it four wins out of four at the AFC U-20 Futsal Championship on Saturday, as a 10-0 win over Kyrgyz Republic saw them reinforce their position at the top of Group D. Having already secured their ticket to the quarter-finals on Friday, Iran warmed up for their last eight meeting with Lebanon by going ahead within seven …

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Iran cruise in AFC U-20 Futsal Championship 2017

Bangkok:  Iran confirmed their place in quarter-finals of the AFC U-20 Futsal Championship as a 6-1 win over China saw them cement top spot in Group D with one game to go. The victory was Iran’s third straight three-point haul in Bangkok, a fine run of form that has now set up a last eight showdown with either Uzbekistan or …

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Team Melli U20 final preparation for FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017

FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 is With the FIFA U-20 World Cup just one week  away, the local organizers and the Team Melli U20 team are in the final stretch of their preparations to deliver an impressive performance . Under the slogan “Trigger the Fever,” the U-20 World Cup will be played from May 20 to June 11 …

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Will the real Messi stand up?

espn.com We here at Toe Poke love an odd story, and do we have one for you. This one comes from an unlikely football source, Iran, where a 25-year-old student was detained — yes, detained — over the weekend for looking too much like Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi, if you can believe it. We’ll let that sink in …

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Ahmadzadeh and PeymanHosseini selected as the best in World Cup 2017

Iran Captain and top Scorer Mohammad Ahmadzadeh and team Goalkeeper Peyman Hosseini were selected as the best in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 to add another accolade for Iran’sport. Ahmadzadeh won the trophy ahead of the two Brazilians Mauricinho and Datinha. While Peyman Hosseini , the best goalkeeper in the tournament by far, won the golden glove. …

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