Kuwait’s Futsal team battles Iran for quarter-final berth

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Kuwaiti players gear up for a showdown with Iran

BANGKOK, April 21: Aiming to secure a spot in the quarter-finals, the Kuwait futsal team is poised for a crucial Group D encounter against Iran at 5:00 pm in the Asian Cup. Simultaneously, Bahrain and Afghanistan will also clash in the same group.

Kuwait currently holds second place with 4 points, trailing behind Iran, the group leader with 6 points, who have already secured its spot in the next round. Afghanistan sits in third place with one point, while Bahrain languishes in fourth with a score of 0 points, effectively out of contention. The top two teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals.

Kuwait stands a chance of qualification regardless of the match outcome against Iran – a win, draw, or defeat – provided Afghanistan defeats Bahrain by a margin of no more than 3 goals.

Facing Iran ranked sixth globally and boasting 12 Asian Cup titles, presents a formidable challenge for the 41st-ranked “Blue” team. Despite this, there’s unwavering confidence among the players, who are prepared to enter the match with determination and showcase their best performance to prolong their journey in the tournament.

This edition of the Asian Cup carries heightened significance for all teams, as those advancing to the “Golden Square” secure berths in the World Cup scheduled for Uzbekistan in September.

Khaled El Anzi

Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff

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