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Spain defeats Iran's futsal team in Tehran

TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (Mehr News Agency)--Iranian futsal team was beaten 2-1 by world champions Spain on Tuesday in the friendly match held in Tehran's Handball Gym.




Spaniard Fernando put the visitors ahead in the 15th minute and Torras doubled the score in the 28th minute.

Mohammad Hashemzadeh netted for the hosts three minutes after.


Iran is to play Spain on Wednesday again. Asian champion is preparing for the 6th edition of the FIFA Futsal World Cup which takes place in Brazil from September 30th to October 18th.


Futsal legend Heidarian hangs up his boots


Captain Mohammed-Reza Heidarian bade farewell to Iran
national team at the end of this match.


Iran's futsal legend Mohammad-Reza Heidarian bade farewell to international football at the end of Iran-Spain friendly match on Tuesday.


Iran took advantage of having the pivotal player for more than 10 years.



Heidarian who has played for Ceccano Calcio, a Serie B futsal side, succeeded to win eight Asian Championship out of nine.


"It is a hard decision for me to part company with the national team. I have so many unforgettable memories with the team nevertheless I am so glad to end my career in the best situation." Heidarian said.



Heidarian has been awarded the most valuable player of the Asian Futsal Championship.


See more photos on ISNA's web site.

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