Tehran Times - Iran women’s national futsal team defeated Italy 2-1 in their second friendly match on Friday.
The match took place at the Payambar Azam Complex in Islamic Azad University Tehran Central Branch (IAUTCB).
Italia took the lead in the 14th minute when Arianna Pomposelu scored their first and only goal in the match. Despite Iran’s attacking play, the first half finished 1-0 in favor of Italy.
Dominant Iran created a lot of opportunities in the second half, equalized the game in 23rd minute by Fereshteh Karimi and then took the lead when Fereshteh Khosravi scored the second goal in 37th minute.
The game ended up 2-1 and Shahrzad Mozzafar’s girls celebrated their second consecutive win over their Italian counterparts.
The first friendly match between the two teams was held on Thursday, in which Iran beat their opponents 3-1.
Team Melli are preparing for the 2018 AFC Women’s Futsal Championship which will take place in Thailand, between 2 and 12 May 2018.
It will be the second edition of the AFC Women's Futsal Championship, the biennial international futsal championship organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the women's national teams of Asia.
Iran claimed the title of the first edition in 2015, where they defeated Japan 1-0 in the final match in Malaysia.
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