Iran team finishes 2nd in World Schools Championship Futsal 2016
Young Iranian futsal players have ended their campaign at the World Schools Championship Futsal 2016 in Croatia, finishing second in the international sporting event after losing to Brazil.
On Saturday evening, East Azarbaijan outfit, which was representing the Islamic Republic of Iran in the 8-day-long tournament, suffered a bitter 6-0 from the strong Brazilian side in a match played in the western Croatian resort town of Porec.
The Iranian futsal players had earned a position in the final showdown following a hard-fought 4-3 victory over Croatia 2 the previous day.
The junior Iranian athletes overcame Slovak 3-0 in the quarterfinal round to take on the hosts in the semi-final.
Iran had joined Belgium FL, Croatia 2, Cyprus, France, and Kosovo in Group D of the World Schools Championship Futsal 2016.
While Austria, Brazil, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Serbia formed Group A, Belgium FC, England, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey were drawn in Group B. Group C consisted of Bulgaria, China, Croatia 1, Georgia, Israel and the Netherlands.
World Schools Championship Futsal 2016 started in Porec, Croatia, on April 3, and concluded on April 10.