2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification: Iran 5 – 0 Nepal


Iran has secured a 5-0 victory against Nepal in Group C of the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers; On Friday, Iran will take on Palestine.

Iran defeated Nepal 5-0 at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in Group C of the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers on Monday.

Arsalan Motahhari put the home side one up after 14 minutes before a 27th minute penalty from skipper Behnam Barzay gave Iran a 2-0 lead.

Sardar Azmoun made it 3-0 in the 55th minute and Ali Karimi scored Iran’s fourth goal in the 67th minute. Shahin Saghebi rounded off the victory three minutes from full time.

Iran will take on Palestine, who defeated Afghanistan 2-0, on Friday.

Ten group winners and five best second-placed teams from all groups will join host Qatar at the AFC U-23 Championship 2016, with January’s 16-team competition also serving as Asia’s qualifying tournament for the Olympic Games in Rio.

Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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