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Iran sends Dutch packing in Deaflympic football quarters

Melbourne, Jan 11, IRNA -- Iran handed the Netherlands a 4-0 drubbing in the quarterfinals of Deaflympic football event in Melbourne on Tuesday.

The powerful Iranian side took an early lead as Hamid-Reza Khazaei opened the scoring in the fifth minute.

Top marksman Ali-Asghar Tohidlou made it 2-0 five minutes from the first half and Abdollah Vahidi-Nejad grabbed the third on 64 minutes.

Tohidlou brought his tally in the 20th Games to seven as he found the net in the 90th minute.

It is the first time Iran has managed to beat the Dutch team in the Deaflympics and book a berth in the semifinals.

Iran will array against Ireland, which snatched a narrow 4-3 victory over Italy, Thursday.

In other quarterfinal matches, Germany crushed the Russian team 5-1 and England thrashed Turkey 5-1.

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