Two Iranians win top scorer award, most valuable player title at AFC 2022 Futsal Cup

Two Iranians, Hossein Tayebi and Moslem Oladghobad, won the Yili Top Scorer Award and picked up Most Valuable Player Award respectively at the 2022 AFC Futsal Asian Cup held in Kuwait.

According to Asian Football Confederation (AFC) website on Saturday, the skipper –Tayebi – displayed an amazing performance, scoring 10 goals in six matches as Iran finished runners-up to Japan after a pulsating final. 

AFC describes Tayebi’s performance as follows:

The award is a testament to Tayebi’s talent and determination, as he has maintained the fine performance that also saw him picking up the Top Scorer Award in the 2014 and 2018 editions. 

The 34-year-old scored six goals in the group stage to help Iran finish top in Group C, before netting a hat-trick against Vietnam in the quarter-finals. 

Tayebi then followed it up with a first-minute goal against Thailand in the semi-final that laid the foundation for a 5-0 win.

The AFC website, too, turns into scores of Oladghobad and wrote that he put on a sparkling performance throughout the tournament and played a key role in Iran reaching the final.

Oladghobad, famed for his precision passing, helped Iran garner wins over Indonesia (6-0), Chinese Taipei (10-1), and Lebanon (9-0) with the 26-year-old scoring twice in the group stage.

The forward found the net once in Iran's 8-1 quarter-final win over Vietnam before scoring twice in the semi-final against Thailand.

Although Iran were denied a record-extending 13th title by Japan, Oladghobad's quality was for all to enjoy and admire throughout Kuwait 2022.

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