Tag: Reza Ghandipour

Iran U20 defeats Turkmenistan in CAFA Cup.

Iran’s U20 football team secured a 3-0 win against Turkmenistan during the CAFA U20 Cup. Reza Ghandipour, Alireza Homaifared, and Yousef Farahel contributed to the victory with their goals. The tournament features two groups:

  • Group A: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan.
  • Group B: Uzbekistan, Iran, and Turkmenistan.

After the group stage games, the top teams from each group will face off in the finals. Meanwhile, the second-place teams will compete for classification, and the third-place teams will play for fifth and sixth place. Here’s the upcoming schedule:

  • July 10, 2024: Uzbekistan vs. Iran at 15:00 Tehran time.
  • July 10, 2024:: Kyrgyzstan vs. Tajikistan at 19:30 Tehran time.
  • July 12, 2024:: Third-place teams from the group stage meet to determine fifth and sixth place at 17:30.
  • July 13, 2024:: Second-place teams from the group stage compete for third and fourth places at 14:30.
  • Final match: First teams from each group face off at 19:30.

Iran advances after routine New Caledonia win

Iran booked their spot in the FIFA U-17 World Cup knockout phase for a fourth time following a 5-0 win over New Caledonia.


IR Iran 5-0 New Caledonia | Group C

Goals: Amir Mohammad Razaghinia (17, 34), Reza Ghandipour (76), Mohammad Askari (90+6), Kasra Taheri (90+8)

Player of the Match: Amir Mohammad Razaghinia (IRN)

Iran ensured their progress to the FIFA U-17 World Cup Indonesia 2023™ knockout phase after a routine 5-0 win over New Caledonia.

The Iranians laid siege on the New Caledonia goal from the off but it took them 17 minutes to open the scoring, as Mahan Sadeghi crossed for Amirmohammad Razaghinia to head home. The midfielder doubled his tally in the 34th minute after reacting quickest to a loose ball inside the area, but only after Esmaeil Gholizadeh had struck the post from the penalty spot.

New Caledonia, to their credit, held firm after the restart and were not breached again until the 76th minute, when Reza Ghandipour found the net with a powerful header.

A fourth goal – which took New Caledonia to a record-breaking 23 goals conceded at the tournament – followed in added time, when Mohammad Askari lashed home. Number five came just two minutes later, as Kasra Taheri slotted beyond Nicolas Kutran after breaking through on goal with a cleaver dribble of his marker.


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AFC U-17 qualifiers Iran thrash Hong Kong11-1

Bishkek: Iran concluded their AFC U17 Asian Cup™ 2023 Qualifiers Group I campaign with an 11-1 win over Hong Kong on Sunday.
Having already booked their place in the Finals with a match to spare, Iran turned on the power at the Dolen Omurzakov Stadium in Bishkek.

Laos, meanwhile, defeated hosts Hosts Kyrgyz Republic 2-1 to finish second and possibly earn a spot in the Finals as one of the six best runners-up.

Iran 11-1 Hong Kong
Reza Ghandipour scored four while Kasra Taheri and Esmaeil Gholizadeh Samian netted hat-tricks as Iran sent out a warning that they would be a force to be reckoned with in next year’s Finals.

Ghandipour (pictured below) scored in the 13th, 16th, 65th, and 90+2 minutes against a Hong Kong side who ended their campaign with three defeats.

Taheri’s goals were scored in the 41st, 52nd, and 68th minutes while Samian hit the back of the net in the 29th,66th, and 88th minutes.

Mohammad Askari also got on the scoresheet in the 81st minute with Chan Ho Ka netting Hong Kong’s only goal in the 67th minute.

Iran U17 defeats Laos in AFC Asian Qualifiers

Bishkek: Iran and the Kyrgyz Republic seized the early initiative in Group I of the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ 2023 Qualifiers with opening wins on Wednesday.
Iran lead the standings after a 3-0 win over Laos while hosts the Kyrgyz Republic defeated Hong Kong 2-1 at the Dolen Omurzakov Stadium,
IR Iran 3-0 Laos
Iran had to work hard to defeat a resilient Laos side who held the Central Asian side to a stalemate in the first half.

Iran finally found the breakthrough in the 67th minute with forward Kasra Taheri (pictured above) opening the scoring.

Midfielder Mohammad Askari doubled their lead in the 83rd with forward Reza Ghandipour sealing the win with his effort in the third minute of added time.

Iran plays the Kyrgyz Republic next on Friday with Laos meeting Hong Kong.