Valentin Granatkin Memorial: Iran 1 – 0 India [VIDEO]

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Tasnim – ST. PETERSBURG, Iran defeated India 1-0 in the 17th edition of Valentin Granatkin Memorial on Tuesday.

Mohammad Sharifi scored the only goal of the match in the 39th minute.

Iran’s Taha Shariati was sent off in the 90th minute.

“Our teams met last year in the Asian Championship, and as for India, I guess it has progressed a lot since then. Today’s match was hard for us, as in some moments our opponents were playing better than us,” Iran coach Abbas Chamanian said.

Iran has been scheduled to play Lithuania for 13th place on Friday.

The traditional International Youth Football Tournament is underway on January 8-21, 2017 in Saint Petersburg commemorating the first FIFA Vice-President Valentin Granatkin.


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