Iran Football 7-a-side claims Silver at Paralympic Games

( | Tasnim)- Iran football 7-a-side team claimed the silver medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games on Friday.

The Iranian team, who replaced Russia in the last days, lost to reigning champion Ukraine 2-1 in the final match at the Deodoro in Rio de Janeiro.

Volodymyr Antoniuk gave the Ukrainian team a lead but Mehdi Jamali equalized the match.

Artem Krasylnykov scored in extra-time to give Ukraine a hard-fought and much-celebrated 2-1 victory over Iran.

Ukraine remained undefeated throughout the tournament, winning its five matches, scoring 14 goals and conceding only three.

They have also become the most decorated football 7-a-side team at Paralympic Games, with three golds and two silvers.

Iran’s silver represents their best Games performance, having won bronze at both the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 editions.