Tehran Times - The Iranian girls started the 2019 Kuban Spring Women U19 Tournament on a high note on Friday.
Iran edged past Belarus 1-0 in their opener at the "Sputnik-Sport" Stadium in Sochi, Russia.
Fatemeh Shaban scored the only goal of the match in the 4th minute.
Katayoun Khosrowyar’s girls will face hosts Russia on Sunday.
Earlier on the day, Russia humiliated Azerbaijan 7-0.
The format for the tournament will be a single group of four teams, where each participant will play all opponents.
Based on the results of three rounds, the champion and prize-winners of the "Kuban Spring-2019" will be determined.
Iran prepare for the AFC U19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 Qualifiers Round 2, where they have been drawn in Group B along with hosts Vietnam, two-time champions Korea Republic and Lebanon.
The Round 2 Qualifiers will be played over three matchdays from April 26 to 30.
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