News ID: 201169
Published: 0313 GMT September 24, 2017

Iran cruises into futsal final in Ashgabat

Iran cruises into futsal final in Ashgabat
Iranian players celebrate a goal against Afghanistan in the semifinal fixture of the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games men's futsal in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on September 24, 2017.
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Iran showed its attacking prowess as the Asian giant beat Afghanistan 8-2 in the Ashgabat 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games men's futsal semifinal on Sunday.

The defending champion is on course for a fifth consecutive futsal crown after outplaying Abdul Razaq Momrak’s men early on, firing six goals in the first half, the-afc.com reported.

Intensity was high from the start as Iran got its goals from Abolqasem Orouji in the third, Ahmad Esmaeilpour (fourth), Hossein Tayebi (eighth), Saeid Abbasi (11th), Mahdi Javid (13th) and Hamid Ahmadidazaj (14th).

Afghanistan responded with two of its own through Akbar Kazemi in the 17th – his 10th goal of the tournament – and Ali Jafari in the 25th to put the score at 6-2 at halftime.

There was no respite for Afghanistan as Iranians piled on more pressure after the break.

Javid completed his hat-trick with goals in the 36th and 37th – to lead the scoring charts with 11 goals.

 

   
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