Iran football team beats South Korea

Iran’s Reza Qouchannezhad cheers after scoring a goal against Thailand at Azadi stadium in Tehran on October 15, 2013.

TEHRAN, Dec. 30 (MNA) – Iran’s under 22 football team defeated South Korea 3-2 on Sunday in a friendly match.

In the match, which was held at the Olympic Stadium in Kish Island in southern Iran, the Iranian team beat South Korea thanks to a late goal from Payam Sadeghian.

Yaghub Karimi opened the scoring for Iran seven minutes into the match, and two minutes later, Payam Sadeghian extended Iran’s lead.

Lee Jung-ho pulled a goal back for the visiting team in the 12th minute. He scored again in the 73rd minute to equalize the match.

But in the 90th minute, Sadeghian scored the winner for the Iranian team.

The two teams will play again on Friday.

Iran is preparing for the AFC U-22 Championship, which will be held in Oman from January 11 to 26.

Iran’s U-22 football team has been drawn in Group C along with Australia, Japan, and Kuwait for the competition.

By Mehr News Agency

 

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