Jan 8, 2019, 7:44 AM
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AFC hails Iran's 1st performance in Asian Cup

Tehran, Jan 8, IRNA – Referring to Iran victory against Yemeni rival at 2019 Asian Cup, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) praised Iran's performance in its first match.

'A scintillating display from start to finish saw the Islamic Republic of Iran beat Yemen 5-0 on Monday to begin their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 campaign in fine style,' AFC reported.

Underlining Iranian player's shining performance in the first match, AFC said, 'Mehdi Taremi scored twice as the three-time AFC Asian Cup champions, who reached the quarter-finals last time out in Australia, excelled throughout and underlined their title credentials in what is their 14th consecutive appearance at Asia’s premier competition.'

'IR Iran claim their first three points of the #AsianCup2019 in a wonderful fashion!,' AFC tweeted on Monday night.

The 2019 AFC Asian Cup is the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Asia organized by the Asian Football Confederation.

The event will be underway in the United Arab Emirates until February 1.

Iran National Football Team, in its first match in the tournament agianst Yemen on Monday, presented an excellent play and crushed the Yemeni team 5-0.

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