Iranian football federation (IFF) president Ali Kafashian expressed the enthusiasm of his federation to host more important tournaments in future in Iran. Currently the AFC U-16 Championship is being held in Tehran, Iran.
“Our main goal is to receive a good mark from AFC for hosting U-16 Championship tournament. Base on our overall score we can nominate for more important tournaments and events in future. So we will do our bests to show the abilities and talents of Iranian football federation.” Said Ali Kafashian, the president of IFF, during the opening ceremony of AFC U-16 Championship in Tehran’s Shahid Dastgerdi arena.
He also thanked media and his cooperator for helping federation to host the games at the highest levels.
This competition started on 1985 in Qatar and this is the first time that Iran is hosting AFC U-16 Championship. So hosting this tournament is very important for the officials of Iranian football federation.