Category: Playoff

Iran U-19 begins the qualifiers with a win.

Iran U19 team won a hard fought match against Tajikistan in the Group “D” of AFC Asian U-19 championship qualifiers.

The match played in Shahid Bahonor stadium, ended 2-0 for Iran with Babak Abdollahzadeh scoring late in the first half, and Ali Fathian scoring the second in the injury time of the match , to sceure all the 3 points against a togh and determined opponent.

Team Melli U-19 leads the table of the 4 team group with 3 points on goal difference with Saudi Arabia who earlier beat lewbanon 2-1 after being behind most of the match.

Iran played with the following line up

Payam Niazmand; Meysam Joudaki, Mehdi Hossainzadeh, Mohammad Rowshandel, Armin Sohrabian, Mobin Ezzati (78′ Hassan Dadashi), Saeed Aghaye , Siavash Hagh-Nazari (89′  Mohammad Reza Soleimani ), Milad Sarlak,  Ali Fathian , Babak Abdollahzadeh (46 – Sardar Azmoun)


Iran will be playing Lebanon next on Thursday.