Being the group winner we had to play today the quarter final against Lebanon. On paper a very strong opponent because they reached the half final several times on this tournament.
After 5 minutes it was 0-2 but we came back to 3-2 in half time. After pivot Top made the 2-1, Thailand ruled the game and the end score was therefore 5-3.
That means that tomorrow we will play the semi final against Iran. The total staff were my players in 2001 when I was Head Coach of the Iranese National Futsalteam. And number 9 Vahid Shamsaee is still playing (right on photo)!
Until now Iran shows were they came for: prolongation of the title which they already hold for many years (only 2006 Japan won). We will write history if we beat them tomorrow…..