News ID: 214582
Published: 0142 GMT May 06, 2018

Iran finishes third at Asian deaf ch’ships

Iran finishes third at Asian deaf ch’ships

Iran thrashed Thailand at the fourth edition of Asia Pacific Deaf Football Championships in South Korea, claiming the third place at the conclusion of the international tournament.

The Iranian outfit was resolute not to let the opposite team fulfill its dream in the bronze medal game at the Changwon Center Stadium in South Korea’s southeastern city of Changwon on Sunday, and routed it 8-0, Press TV reported.

Shahin Fasihi opened the scoring for the Iranian squad in the fifth minute, before Hossein Mesbahi extended the Iranians’ lead eight minutes later.

Ali Akbar Ahmadvand stole the show and scored a hat-trick in the 23rd, 56th and 61st minutes.

Iman Mohebbi, Alireza Basih and Mohsen Farzi were also on target in the 54th, 77th and 81st minutes respectively.

Iran was sent to a third-place playoff meeting after suffering a narrow 4-3 defeat against the host in the semifinals on Friday.



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