Sunday, 06 May 2012 09:25

Iran needed a golden goal to pip Sri Lanka and take 7th place at the Junior Asia Cup in Malacca.

Iran opened scoring in the 12th minute through Majid Afifirodbali. But Sri Lanka were on level terms in the 22nd minute via Shamika Gunawardane.

The score stood till the end of regulation time forcing extra time to decide the outcome.

Iran came close on several occassions in the first half of extra time but failed to find the back of the net. However in the 82nd minute Ali Mohebi was on target to seal the seventh placing for Iran.

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