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Iran finishes 4th in Futsal Grand Prix in Brazil

Source: Tehran Times

Iran finished in fourth place of the 2011 Grand Prix de Futsal on Sunday. On Sunday, the Iranian outfit lost to Argentina 4-2 at the Arena Amadeu Teixeira in Manus, Brazil.

Photos: Iran-US match

Mehdi Javid netted a brace for Iran and Alamiro Vaporaki (two goals), Luis Gonzalez and Planas scored goals for Argentina.

Iran had already defeated Belgium (4-2), the U.S. (8-0), Uruguay (3-1) and Guatemala (4-2) in the competition.

The Asian powerhouse lost to hosts Brazil 4-1 in the semi-final round.

The Grand Prix de Futsal is an international futsal competition of the same kind as the FIFA Futsal World Cup but with invited nations and held annually in Brazil. It was first held in 2005.

Six-time champion Brazil will play Russia in the final game on Monday.

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