Iran national under-16 football team has begun its campaign at the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship qualification in a dramatic fashion, claiming a comfortable win over the Lebanese side.
On Monday evening, the Iranian team defeated Lebanon 3-0 in a Group C match played at the multi-purpose Enghelab Stadium in the Iranian city of Karaj, situated 35 kilometers west of the capital Tehran.
Iranian defender Hossein Shaverdi broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute, before Amirhossein Azizi doubled his team’s advantage a minute later. Mahdi Seyedi scored the final goal of the night.
Iran national under-16 football team is scheduled to play Bhutan in its second qualification match on Wednesday.
Iran is pitted against Afghanistan, Bhutan, Kyrgyzstan and Lebanon in Group C of the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification tournament.
Bahrain is drawn in Group A and has joined Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan.
The Maldives, Oman, Syria, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are in Group B.
Group D consists of India, Iraq, Nepal and Palestine. Bangladesh, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen form Group E.
While Brunei, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Macau and North Korea shape Group F, Indonesia, Laos, Northern Mariana Islands, Thailand and Timor-Leste are in Group G.
China, Myanmar, the Philippines and South Korea are drawn in Group H. Group I consists of Australia, Cambodia, Mongolia and Vietnam.
Group J has Guam, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.
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