Jul 20, 2019, 11:40 PM
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Iran’s hockey team finalist of Asian Cup

Tehran, July 20, IRNA- Iran's Men Hockey Team finished finalist in the semi-finals of 2019 eighth AFC Asian Cup with a victory over Uzbekistan.

Iran's national men's hockey team on Saturday reached the final of the Asian Cup with a 9-1 win against Uzbekistan in the semi-final at the Chon Buri Stadium of Thailand.

In the game, Reza Norouzzadeh scored 5 goals, 3 goals by Navid Taherzadeh and one goal scored by Behdad Beyranvand.

Iran's men's national hockey team coach Abolfazl Yousefi said in an interview with the IRNA Sports correspondent, "We reached what we deserved and qualified for, and we were able to reach to the Asian Cup final. Our goal is to win the final match.”

He added, "As I said on the first day, we do not think of anything but a championship. Iran has more chance than any other teams to be champion.”

The national men's hockey team, an unrivaled Asian champion was in Group A with teams of Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines and Bangladesh, which defeated all three teams.

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