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Iran Defeats Hong Kong at AFC U-17 Qualifiers

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran concluded its AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers Group I campaign with an 11-1 win over Hong Kong on Sunday.

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Having already booked its place in the Finals with a match to spare, Iran turned on the power at the Dolen Omurzakov Stadium in Bishkek.

Host Kyrgyz Republic will meet Laos later on Sunday.

Reza Ghandi Pour scored four while Kasra Taheri and Esmaeil Gholizadeh netted hat-tricks as Iran sent out a warning that it would be a force to be reckoned with in next year's Finals.

Ghandi Pour scored in the 13th, 16th, 65th and 90+2 minutes against a Hong Kong side that ended its campaign with three defeats.

Taheri's goals were scored in the 41st, 52nd and 68th minutes while Gholizadeh hit the back of the net in the 29th, 66th and 88th minutes.

Mohammad Askari also got on the scoresheet in the 81st minute with Chan Ho Ka netting Hong Kong's only goal in the 67th minute.