Courtesy: The AFC.comIran retain WAFF Futsal titleThursday, 03 May 2012
Orumieh: Iran successfully defended the 3rd WAFF (West Asian Football Federation) Men Futsal Championship title after finishing top of the table in the 5-team competition.
Five West Asian countries including hosts Iran participated in the tournament played in league format. Considered a warm-up tournament for the upcoming AFC Futsal Championship starting later this month, Iran were all conquering as they bagged maximum 12 points from four matches.
In the tournament totally dominated by the hosts, Iran scored mammoth 40 goals and conceded just six to reign supreme in the region.
The tournament also served as an alarming bell for another AFC Futsal Championship participating Kuwait as they had a dismal campaign with their only win coming against pointless Palestine. Kuwait finished just above Palestine at the fourth place in the five-team competition. Jordan managed second spot – five points behind Iran while Iraq finished third.
The 10-time Asian champions Iran will meet Australia, Qatar and Korea Republic in strong Group C in AFC Futsal Championship starting on May 25 in Dubai. Kuwait are in Group D alongside with three-time finalists Uzbekistan, Indonesia and China.
Posted by Luca Ranocchiari