Source: Tehran Times
Iran 7-a-side football team won the silver medal at the 2017 IFCPF World Championships on Saturday. The Iranian team lost to Ukraine 1-0 in the final math at the Stadium Juan Gilberto Funes.
Iran's 7-a-side football team
Iran started much better but as always the Ukrainian goalie performed a
gorgeous first half that saved his team.
Dmytro Molodstov scored the unique goal that gives the Championship to the Ukrainians.
Iran lost to Russia 6-2 in Group B but defeated Argentina 8-3 and Portugal 3-0 and qualified for the quarterfinals as the second team behind Russia.
The Iranian team beat Brazil 1-0 and advanced to the semifinals. In the stage, Iran defeated England 3-1.
The 2017 IFCPF CP Football World Championships is the world championship for
men's national 7-a-side association football teams.
IFCPF stands for International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football. Athletes compete with a physical disability. The Championship took place in San Luis, Argentina from 4 to 24 September 2017.
Football CP Football is played with modified FIFA rules. Among the modifications there are seven players, no offside, a smaller playing field, and permission for one-handed throw-ins. Matches consisted of two thirty-minute halves, with a fifteen-minute half-time break. The Championships were a qualifying event for the 2019 IFCPF CP Football World Championships.
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