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Iran football 5-a-side can advance to the final, coach says

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Iran football 5-a-side coach Javad Felfeli says that they can qualify for the final match at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Iran football 5-a-side coach Javad Felfeli says that they can qualify for the final match at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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

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

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

“Our group is very difficult because Iran has been drawn with South American champion Brazil, European champion Turkey and African champion Morocco. It means we have a difficult task ahead of us,” Felfeli told Paralympic.ir.

“Iran finished in sixth place in London and we are going to get better results in Rio. I think we can advance to the semi-final and I believe that Iran can even book a place in the final,” he added.

Iran football 5-a-side will leave Tehran to participate in a warm-up tournament in Brazil, where the team has been pooled with Brazil A, Mexico and Japan in Group A.

Brazil B, Argentina, China and Morocco are in Group B.

The tournament will kick off on June 3.

May 30, 2016 03:12
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