FM spox congratulates Iran Futsal victory at Asian Champs

Tehran, Feb 11, IRNA – Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi in a message congratulated victory of the country's national squad at 2018 AFC Futsal Championship.

In the message which was released on Sunday, Qasemi expressed felicitations to Iranian people, national team players and sports people.

In a sensitive game, the Iranian team defeated Japan in the final to become champion of Asia in 2018 AFC Futsal Championship held in Chinese Taipei on Sunday.

The Iranian team had defeated Myanmar, China and Iraq and defeated Thailand in the quarter-finals and Uzbekistan in the semi-final match.

Uzbekistan defeated Iraq to stand third.

The 2018 AFC Futsal Championship was the 15th edition of the AFC Futsal Championship, the biennial international futsal championship organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the men's national teams of Asia.

The AFC appointed Taiwan (referred to as Chinese Taipei by the AFC) as hosts on 29 July 2017; the tournament took place on February 1-11. A total of 16 teams played in the tournament.

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