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Paralympic Games: Iran football 7-a-side wins silver

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Iran football 7-a-side team claimed the silver medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games on Friday.
Iran football 7-a-side team claimed the silver medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games on Friday.

The Iranian team, who replaced Russia in the last days, lost to reigning champion Ukraine 2-1 in the final match at the Deodoro in Rio de Janeiro.

Volodymyr Antoniuk gave the Ukrainian team a lead but Mehdi Jamali equalized the match.

Artem Krasylnykov scored in extra-time to give Ukraine a hard-fought and much-celebrated 2-1 victory over Iran Ukraine remained undefeated throughout the tournament, winning its five matches, scoring 14 goals and conceding only three.

They have also become the most decorated football 7-a-side team at Paralympic Games, with three golds and two silvers.

Iran’s silver represents their best Games performance, having won bronze at both the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 editions.

Sep 19, 2016 15:20
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