Iran's sports minister hails futsal championship in Asia

Tehran, Feb 11, IRNA – Iran's minister of sports and youth affairs on Sunday congratulated championship of the country's futsal team in Asian cup.

Masoud Soltanifar hailed the coincidence of the victory with the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which was celebrated all over Iran.

Iran's men national futsal team beat Japan 4-0 to win the Asian championship.

Also, head of Iran's National Olympic Committee Reza Salehi Amiri congratulated the achievement to the futsal team.

It was the 12th time that Iran could gain the championship title of the Asian Cup.

Defeating Japan in the final game 4-0, Iran's team could once again become the top team of the latest edition of the contests.

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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