Iran national futsal team ranks 3rd in World Cup

TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) – Defeating Portugal 4-3 in the playoff, Iran’s national team won the third place in the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2016.

Futsal players grabbed the bronze after a six-round penalty shootout in the Coliseo El Pueblo stadium, in Cali, Colombia, on Saturday.

Iran suffered a 4-3 loss at the hands of Russia on Wednesday and lost the chance to reach the event’s final and entered the semifinals winning the play against Paraguay 4-3 on Sunday.

Portugal also lost to Argentina 5-2 and failed to book a place in the final and faced Iran in the match for the third place.

The eighth edition of the Futsal World Cup kicked off on September 10 and wrapped up on October 1 with Argentina defeated Russia 5-4 in the final and took its first ever title.

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