Tehran Times – DUSHANBE, Iran U19 football team became the champions of the second edition of the Central Asian Football Association’s (CAFA) on Thursday.
The Persians were held to a 1-1 draw by hosts Tajikistan and won the title with 10 points.
Tajikistan came second with eight points and Uzbekistan finished in third place with five points.
Sirous Pourmousavi’s team had already defeated Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan in the tournament.
A total of five nations took part in a round-robin tournament that was held in Dushanbe from August 9 to August 15.
Uzbekistan won the first edition of the CAFA junior tournament having defeated Kyrgyz Republic 1-0 in the final held in Tashkent in 2016.
The CAFA championship acted as a prelude to the AFC U19 Championship 2020 Qualifiers which will begin in November 2019.
Hosts Tajikistan had emerged as the winners of the CAFA U16 Championship 2019 held earlier this month.