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Iran U-23 team advances to next round of Asian Games

Source: Mehr News Agency

Iran Under-23 football team defeated Bahrain in the group stage of 16th Asian Games and booked a berth in the next stage of the competitions. In a match played at the Guangzhou University City Stadium, Iran beat Bahrain 1-0.

Karim Ansarifard scored Iran's sole goal against Bahrain just seconds before the break.

Iran also defeated Turkmenistan 4-1 in the event. The Persian team is scheduled to face Vietnam on Saturday in its last group stage match in Group B.

The top two of the six 4-team groups and the four best third-placed teams will advance to the last 16.

The 19-day football tournament is the longest event compared to the other events of the 16th Asian Games, which is to be officially opened on November 12.

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