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Alireza Beiranvand Wins Silver at AFC Dream Asia Awards 2019

Tasnim - Iran and Persepolis football team goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand won a silver medal at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Dream Asia Awards 2019.

The Japan Inclusive Football Federation (NGO), Shell Qatar’s Koora Time Programme (Corporate) and Nepali journalist and filmmaker, Bhojraj Bhat (Individual) won the awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday.

Filmmaker Bhojraj Bhat made international headlines with his moving 2015 documentary Sunakali, which cast the spotlight on a group of aspiring teenage female footballers from the remote and mountainous district of Mugu in Nepal.

The documentary was shown in more than 130 film festivals across Europe, and also won more than 20 awards. Bhat’s authentic portrayal of the challenges faced by the footballers not only garnered international recognition but paved the way for the girls’ participation in the Donosti Cup in Spain.

Beiranvand finished in second place behind Bhojraj Bhat at the Individual category.

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