JAKARTA: Defending champions Iran handed
Malaysia a lesson in futsal when they whipped them 17-0 in a one-sided
Group B match in the fourth Asian Football Confederation’s futsal
(five-a-side) tournament at the Istora Senayan Stadium here yesterday.
It was the second consecutive defeat for Malaysia. They had gone down 1-7
to Uzbekistan on Wednesday. Malaysia’s only win in the three-group
tournament was when they scored a narrow 7-6 win over Taiwan in the
Yesterday, coach Bahwandi Hiralal’s boys were simply outclassed and
trailed 0-5 in the first half. The Iranians turned on the heat after the
breather to knock in a dozen more goals.
Vahid Shamsaee was the toast for Iran with seven goals. Mojtaba Ahangaran
had a hattrick, Mojtaba Moeeini, Mohamed Hashem Zadeh, Majid Raisi a brace
each while Ahmad Pari Azar a goal.
Group A: Thailand 4 South Korea 2, Iraq 20 Brunei 1