U-17 World Cup: Iran beat Guinea to top Group C

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Fatorda (Goa), Oct 7 (IANS) Iran overpowered 10-man Guinea in a Group C encounter to enjoy a splendid start to their campaign at the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Saturday.

Iran are now at the top of the group. They are on three points, the same as Germany who edged out Costa Rica 2-1 in the other Group C match earlier on Saturday.

The Asians however, sit at the top of the group due to a better goal difference.

After a goalless opening half, Allahyar Sayyad gave Iran the lead in the 59th minute with a powerful shot from outside the Guinea penalty box.

Guinea suffered a blow in the 70th minute when defender Cherif Camara was sent off for a foul inside the penalty box.

Mohammad Sharifi stepped forward to convert the resultant penalty and double Iran’s lead.

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Saeid Karimi piled on the misery for Guinea in the 90th minute by capitalising on a defensive mistake to score the third goal for Iran.

Fandje Toure managed to score a consolation goal for Iran in the second half added time.



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