IR Iran's Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh named Most Valuable Player
Taipei: Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh of Islamic Republic of Iran was named the AFC Futsal Championship 2018 Most Valuable Player (MVP), and the livewire dedicated the award to his squad.
The MVP of the competition is awarded to the player who has shown excellence in play, and his overall contribution to his team during the entire competition, and Hassanzadeh has shown those qualities.
“Firstly, I would like to say thanks to AFC, for arranging such an excellent tournament, and for allowing us to participate,” said Hassanzadeh.
“And I’m more than happy to receive this award. But I don't believe it’s mine alone, as it belongs to my team. All the players who have helped me throughout the tournament.”
Hassanzadeh, who scored 12 goals in six matches and was just two short of tournament Top Scorer and compatriot Hussein Tayebi’s haul, extended his gratitude to the management team and the supporters who had travelled to Taipei to cheer them on.
“This is a good opportunity to say an excellent thanks to my coaches and management.
“I also have to say thanks to all of our fans who supported us. We are the top team of Asia because of their support, and we rely on their support.”