The Iranian team got off to a promising start in Doha, taking a 2-nil lead in the 1st period. However, the Italians fought back in the 2nd to draw level at 2-all., presstv.ir reported.
The 3rd period saw Italy surge 5-3 ahead, but this time it was Iran’s turn to wipe out the deficit for the game to end 5-all following regulation time.
No goals were exchanged in extra time and in penalties, Team Iran prevailed 3-1 to claim bronze. The gold medal went to Brazil, who comfortably overcame Russia 9-3 In the final showdown.