Sports Minister congratulates Iran's advance to 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup

Tehran, IRNA – Iran's Sports and Youth Minister Hamidreza Sajjadi congratulated Iran's national women's football team for booking their place at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup for the first time.

Sajjadi sent a congratulatory message to Iran's national women's football team which has booked their place at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup for the first time.

The Iranian national women's football team defeated the Jordanian national women's football team on penalty shootouts to be able to take part in the AFC Women's Asian Cup for the first time. 

The match was held in Group G of the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualification, which was held in Tajikistan.

The two teams equalized 0-0 at the end of the match and the penalty shootouts determined which team to go to the AFC Women's Asian Cup.

Eventually, Iran defeated Jordan 4-2 on penalties. Zohreh Kodaei, the goalkeeper of the Iranian national team played a major role in winning the game for her team by blocking two kicks.

The 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualification will be the qualification tournament for the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup. 

The result, a milestone for Iranian women’s football, also keeps them alive in the race for a spot in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The AFC Women's Asian Cup will be held in India from January 20 to February 6, 2022.

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