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IR Iran kick off preparations for Bahrain 2020


Tehran: Islamic Republic of Iran's U-16 national team have hit the ground running ahead of the AFC U-16 Championship Bahrain 2020.

The young Team Melli are undergoing a training camp in Tehran, under the supervision of head coach Hossein Abdi.

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Iran, who have not missed a single edition of the AFC U-16 Championship Finals since 1996, will be aiming to make amends after failing to advance past the group stage of the 2018 Finals.

In the Bahrain 2020 Qualifiers last September, Iran impressed as they won all their matches with 19 goals scored and only one conceded to top Group C.

The 2020 AFC U-16 Championship Finals is scheduled for November 25-December 12, where Iran will have tournament host Bahrain, two-time champions DPR Korea and Qatar for company in Group A.

The top four teams will qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Peru 2021.

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