TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s national futsal team booked their spot in the quarterfinals of the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia.
They beat Brazil 3-2 on penalties in an action-packed match that will sure be remembered for a long time.
The Asian powerhouse showed a flawless performance on Wednesday and worked hard to overcome the 5-time world champions in the round of 16 of the tournament. On Thursday, Falcao managed to put the Brazilians ahead after 8 minutes.
Then he doubled the lead for his side some 4 minutes later, making it 2-0. But, Iran team soon found their rhythm and pulled one back, through Tayyebi.
Brazil restored their 2 goal advantage after half-time and made things harder for Iran. But, the Iranians didn’t give up and went on to add 2 goals to tie the match at 3-apiece through Kazemi and Hassanzadeh, Press TV reported.
That forced the match into extra time. Both sides scored a goal each in additional time. They locked the game again at 4-4, sending the match into penalty shootout. That’s where Iran took their chances better to win the match 3-2 and progress into the last 8.
By Tasnim News Agency