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Iran football 5-a-side to participate at Brazil’s tournament

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Iran football 5-a-side will participate at an international tournament, which will be held in Brazil.
Iran football 5-a-side will participate at an international tournament, which will be held in Brazil.

The blind football competition will take place in Rio de Janeiro from May 30 to June 5.

Hossein Rajabpour, Sadegh Rahimi, Mohammadreza Moheninasab, Kambiz Mohkam, Behzad Zadaliasghar, Amir Pourrazavi, Ahmadreza Shah-Hosseini, Rasoul Baseri, Meysam Shojaeian and Mehrdad Abbasi have been invited to the Iran football 5-a-side.

Javad Felfeli will coach the team in the event.  
 
The tournament is part of Iran’s preparation for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The Olympic Tennis Centre will host the football 5-a-side matches at Rio 2016. Eight teams, divided into two groups of four, will compete for gold from September 9 to 17.

 The top two teams in each group will qualify for the semi-finals.

Iran has been pitted against host Brazil, Morocco and Turkey in Group A.

Group B consists of Argentina, China, Mexico and Russia.

May 17, 2016 06:12
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