Iran men's national futsal team has recorded its second convincing win over Iraq in an exhibition game staged in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz.
On Sunday afternoon, the Iranian squad featured an impressive display of skills at Sadra Sports Hall of the Islamic Azad University, and eased past Iraq 9-3.
Ahmad Abbasi scored a hat trick for the Iranian team, while Mohammad Shajari netted a brace. Alireza Asgari, Morteza Ezzati and Alireza Rafiei tacked a goal each. An Iraqi player scored in their own team's net as well.
According to the latest monthly classification published by the Asociación Mundial de Futsal (AMF), which is the governing body of futsal, the Iranian squad has preserved its position as Asia’s best and stayed put in the sixth place of the world’s overall standings. Team Melli Futsal earned 1,608 points.
Kazakhstan maintained the 9th slot in the latest AMF rankings with 1,451 points. The Central Asians are followed by Thais and the Japanese, who have claimed the 15th and 16th places respectively with 1,360 and 1,359 points.
Brazil is the top-ranked futsal team in the world with 1,916 points. Spaniards notched up 1,889 points to sit in the second position, while third-placed Russians kept their position with 1,763 points. Argentina collected 1,706 points to stand fourth.