Iran football to face Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan in Asian Games

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran U-23 football team will take on Vietnam and Kyrgyzstan in the group stage of the men’s football tournament at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.t

At the draw held in the Asiad host city of Incheon on Thursday, Iran ended up in Group H with the two countries.

The competition features 29 nations.

There will be five groups of four nations and three groups of three teams.

According to the rules of the tournament, only three players over the age of 23 will be part of the roster of each of the national team.

Iran is the most decorated team in Asian Games, having won four times in 1974, 1990, 2002 and 2008.

The 17th Asian Games will start from 19 September and will continue till 4 October 2014. The football though will commence five days prior to the Games’ opening ceremony.


Group A: South Korea, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Laos

Group B: Uzbekistan, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Afghanistan

Group C: Oman, Palestine, Singapore, Tajikistan

Group D: Japan, Kuwait, Iraq, Nepal

Group E: Thailand, Maldives, Timor-Leste, Indonesia

Group F: North Korea, China, Pakistan

Group G: United Arab Emirates, India, Jordan

Group H: Iran, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan

By Tasnim News Agency



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