Tabriz to host 2019 AFC U20 Futsal C’ship: official

TEHRAN, Dec. 05 (MNA) – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has appointed Tabriz, East Azerbaijan province, to host the 2019 edition of AFC U20 Futsal Championship, said the head of futsal department of Iran’s Football Federation.

Leila Yarmohammadi said Wednesday that the AFC has announced the appointment of Tabriz as the host of 2nd AFC U20 Futsal C’ship final tournament through an official letter to the Iranian federation.

12 countries will participate in the event which is going to be held from June 12 to 25.

The first edition of the competition was held in 2017 in Thailand where Iran claimed the title by defeating Iraq in the final contest while Thailand and Uzbekistan ranked next.

Yarmohammadi also went on to say that since Iranian cities of Isfahan and Ardebil have proposed to host 2019 AFC Futsal Club Championship in the coming year, the AFC representative Raymond Bhaskaran is visiting Iranian cities to evaluate their capabilities for organizing the event.

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