Mon, 19 Aug 2019

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran signaled its intention with an impressive 2-0 win over Uzbekistan in the 2019 CAFA U-19 Championship began in Tajikistan Friday night.

- Sports news -

The Central Asian tournament is being used as preparations for November's AFC U-19 Championship 2020 Qualifiers, in which all five teams will feature.

Iran began the campaign in stunning fashion, accounting for 2016 champion Uzbekistan to win 2-0 at Dushanbe Central Stadium.

Mohammed Hossein Zavvari broke the deadlock for Iran in the 50th minute, before 17-year-old midfielder Mahdi Hashemnezhad Rahimabadi doubled the lead in the 75th minute.

Iran will meet Turkmenistan on Monday.

The CAFA U-19 Championship will be decided on a round-robin basis, with the final Matchday to held next Thursday.

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