Iran’s CP football team to meet England on road to finals

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) – Iran’s 7-a-side football squad is slated to take up British rivals in the semifinals of 2017 IFCPF CP Football World Championships underway in Argentina.

Iranian footballer with Cerebral palsy (CP) managed to defeat Brazil in the second stage of the sportive tournament and secured a place among top four teams in the world.

The breath-taking and decisive match between Iran, the second top team in Group B, and Brazilians, Group A leaders, ended in a goalless draw by the end of regulation. The same result persisted through the first half of extra times though Hossein Tizbar managed to find the net for the Iranian side only one minute before the match ended.

As such, Persian footballer will play against Britain on Saturday in a bid to advance to the final round. Another semifinal match between Russia and Ukraine will determine the second leg of the final showdown.

The 2017 IFCPF CP Football World Championships is the world championship for men's national 7-a-side association football teams. IFCPF stands for International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football. Athletes compete with a physical disability. The Championship takes place in the Argentina from 4 to 24 September 2017.

Football CP Football is played with modified FIFA rules. Among the modifications there are seven players, no offside, a smaller playing field, and permission for one-handed throw-ins. Matches consisted of two thirty-minute halves, with a fifteen-minute half-time break. The Championships are a qualifying event for the 2019 IFCPF CP Football World Championships.


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