FIFA U-17 World Cup: Iran shock Germany 4-0 to enter knockouts

Iran stunned Germany 4-0 in the biggest upset of the tournament so far to qualify for the knock-out round of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here yesterday. Iran, who controlled the proceedings throughout the Group C match, scored through Younes Delfi (6th and 42th), Allahyar Sayyad (49th) and Vahid Namdari (75th) at the Nehru Stadium here.

Younes Delfi

Nothing went right for the Germans who were disorganized in the midfield and they could not trouble the rival defence. Their defence also kept a lot of space which the Iranians exploited with repeated forays. Iran, who beat Guinea in their opening match, now sit on top of the group with six points and thus qualified for the Round-of-16.

Germany, who beat Costa Rica 2-1 in their opening match, now need to win against Guinea in their final group match in order to qualify for the knock-out round. Iran play their last match against Costa Rica on October 13 while Germany travel to Kochi to play against Guinea.

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