TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Kazakhstan came from two goals down to beat Iran 3-2 at the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania quarter-finals on Monday.
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Team Melli opened the scoring in the eighth minute through Moslem Oladghobad, who finished Saeid Ahmad Abbasi's pass into the area.
Ahmad Esmaeilpour displayed individual brilliance in the 15th minute when he collected Mahdi Javid's long-range cross before dribbling past Kazakhstan goalkeeper Leo Higuita to make it 2-0.
Dauren Tursagulov halved the deficit in the 25th minute and Arnold Knaub scored Kazakhstan's second goal in the 29th minute.
Taynan then completed Kazakhstan's amazing comeback when he scored off a corner as Iran's hopes of making a third FIFA Futsal World Cup semi-final were dashed.