Friday, 15 February, 2019

Hero’s welcome for female futsal players on Tehran return


Iranian female futsal players received a hero’s welcome upon arrival at the Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran.

A crowd gathered at Mehrabad airport on Monday morning as Iran women’s national futsal team arrived from Malaysian city of Nilai.

Iranian team claimed the title of 2015 AFC Women’s Futsal Championship after beating Japan 1-0 in a thrilling final on Saturday.

 This is the first time Iranian women have won a championship in the ball disciplines.

Two years ago, the Iranian women’s futsal team lost to Japan in extra time, achieving second place. Farzaneh Tavasoli was the Iranian team’s goalkeeper in those games as well.

Iran started the competition with a 6-0 victory over Hong Kong and then defeated Uzbekistan 9-1 and Malaysia 4-2. Iran had defeated Thailand 1-0 in the semi-final.

Thailand finished third after defeating Malaysia 4-1.

The 2015 AFC Women’s Futsal Championship started in Nilai, Malaysia, on September 21 and wrapped up on September 26.

Hero’s welcome for female futsal players on Tehran return

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