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Iran upsets Uzbekistan in AFC U-16 Championship

TEHRAN, Oct. 6 (Mehr News Agency)-- Iran's Under 16 football team won over host Uzbekistan 2-1 in the AFC U-16 Championship at the Pakhtakor Stadium on Monday.

In the match was held in front of about 10,000 spectators, Mehrdad Yeganeh gave Persian Gulf team the lead in the 27th minute. Kaveh Rezaei opened Uzbekistan's net once again nine minutes into the second half.

Muhiddinov from Uzbekistan scored with 11 minutes on the clock. Iran has qualified for the next round with six points and Uzbekistan and Bahrain will make effort to be the second team in the group.

Iran is in Group A along with Singapore, Bahrain and host Uzbekistan.

A total of 16 teams will compete in four groups in a round robin format. The top two teams will qualify for the quarterfinal stage from each group.

The team is slated to play Singapore on October 8.

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