Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:47AM
This photo shows a view of the match between the Iranian students’ national football A team (players in green) and China in Group B of the 45th edition of Asian School Football Championship at Be’sat Stadium, Shiraz, south-central Iran, on September 11, 2017.
This photo shows a view of the match between the Iranian students’ national football A team (players in green) and China in Group B of the 45th edition of Asian School Football Championship at Be’sat Stadium, Shiraz, south-central Iran, on September 11, 2017.

The Iranian students’ national football A team has edged past China at the 45th edition of Asian School Football Championship, and progressed to the semifinal round of the continental tournament.

On Monday evening, junior Iranian footballers defeated the Chinese outfit 1-0 in a quarterfinal match played at Be’sat Stadium in the south-central Iranian city of Shiraz.

Arshia Abbasi netted the sole goal of the game in the 40th minute.

The Iranian students’ national football A team is scheduled to meet Sri Lanka in its last showdown in the preliminary round on Tuesday evening.

In another Group B match of the day, the Malaysia students’ national football team overcame the Sri Lankan side 2-1 at the multi-purpose Hafeziyeh Stadium.

Furthermore, the Group A game between South Korea and Thailand ended in a two-all draw.

The Iranian students’ national football B team thrashed the Indian side 5-1.

The 45th edition of Asian School Football Championship began on September 6, and will finish on September 16, 2017.

The Iranian students’ national football B team has been drawn in Group A along with India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Thailand.

Group B consists of the Iranian students’ national football A team, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.