Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Yogyakarta: Boasting a star-filled lineup which includes Hossein Tayyebi and three-time AFC Player of the Year Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh, Mes Sungun Varzaghan are the team to beat in Group D of the 2018 AFC Futsal Club Championship.
“We are happy to be here and our preparations have gone well,” said head coach Hamid Bigham Tabrizi.
Mes Sungun Varzaghan will open their account against FC Sipar and Tabrizi is confident of winning against their Tajikistan opponents.
“Our team has done a good job tactically and technically and we look forward to playing our first match against FC Sipar.
“It is not going to be easy as we have not analysed Sipar in terms of strength but I believe we can produce the desired result."
Iranian clubs have a habit of making the semi-finals since the first edition in 2010 and have produced three different champions but Tabrizi was coy when asked about his team’s chances of winning the tournament.
“This is a tough group to be in and I respect all the teams. Yes on paper we are strong with many good players in our squad but we will take it slow and hope for the best.”