Iran U-17 finishes 2nd in Italian football tournament

Iran under 17 football team finished in second place of the Italian "Alatri Citta dei Ciclopi” tournament on Sunday.

Iran battled to a goalless draw against Sparta Prague from Czech Republic and lost 4-3 to its rival in a penalty shoot-out.

Iran’s Iman Sadeghi was named as the best goalkeeper, while Kaveh Rezaii saw himself in the second place of the goalscoring table.

Iran had previously defeated Italy’s Cagliari (6-0), Calcio Ceprano (11-0), Georgia (3-0), Liberty Oradea of Romania (1-0) and Paraguay’s Club Nacional (4-3).

Iran is getting prepared to participate in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, which will be held in Nigeria from October 24 to November 15.

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