Mohammad Ghobeishavi (25') and Taha Shariati (29') scored from the spot in the first half, and Mohammad Sardari made it 3-0 with a late strike as Iran maintained their unbeaten record in the U17 World Cup group stages with a 3-0 win over Costa Rica, which helped them top Group C, going into the knockout stage.
Iran had already qualified for the round of 16 with wins over Guinea and Germany in their first two games.
Germany, who beat Guinea 3-1 at Kochi in the other match of the day, finished...
Goalkeeper Ricardo Montenegro's heroic effort under the bar helped Costa Rica hold Guinea to a 2-2 draw in a Group C match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here today.
Costa Rica, who played a waiting game keeping their defence compact, took the lead in the 26th minute through Yecxy Jarquin.
Guinea dominated the match creating several scoring changes but were denied by rival keeper Montenegro until Fondje Toure restored parity in the 30th minute.
Costa Rica once again took the lead after the change of...