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Iran stands second at South Korea judo tourney

TEHRAN, June 30 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran's youth side finished runner-up in an international judo tournament in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, Friday.

Iran snatched two gold and three bronze medals while South Korea stole the show with three golds and the third title went to Mongolia with one gold medal.

Iran football squad due in Malaysia July 4

TEHRAN, June 30 (Mehr News Agency) - The football team will leave here for the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur Wednesday to represent Iran in the 14th Asian Cup.

Iran has been drawn with Malaysia, Uzbekistan, and China in Group C.

The Asian competitions will be co-hosted by Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam from July 7-29.

Iran qualifies for world beach handball meet

TEHRAN, June 29 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran booked a berth in the world beach handball tournament in Spain Thursday.

The Iranian side celebrated the spot by a 2-0 victory over Japan in Bandar Abbas, the capital of southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan.

Pakistan had already qualified for the world meet.

Iran beats Ghana U-23 in football friendly

TEHRAN, June 29 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran defeated Ghana's Olympic team 4-2 in a football friendly here Thursday.

Striker Gholamreza Enayati hit his double in the 12th and 27th minutes, midfielder Javad Nekunam converted a penalty kick on 15 minutes, and Hadi Aqili headed home five minutes into second half to help Iran past the visitor.

Iran, which is getting ready for the Asian Cup, will take on Jamaica in another friendly here Sunday.

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