Sports

Iran ready to end 43-year Asian Cup title drought: Jahanbakhsh

Agency | December 31, 2018 01:53 PM

TEHRAN:  Iran winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh said that they will "fight for their dreams" to end a 43-year trophy drought in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

Iran national football team last lifted Asian football's most coveted trophy on home soil in 1976, reports Xinhua news agency.

"We are desperate to win the title after 43 years. We feel obliged to make our people happy and we also know that the fans' expectations are very high after the 2018 World Cup. They are right to have a dream and we will do our best to make their dreams come true," Jahanbakhsh said on Sunday.

"Iran can make history in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup because we take advantage of one of the best generations we have ever had. Four years ago, we were knocked out of the Asian Cup in penalty shootout against Iraq but this time we are determined to win the title," Jahanbakhsh stated.

Iran will head to the United Arab Emirates where they will meet Yemen, Vietnam and Iraq in Group D of 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

They will start the campaign with a match against Yemen on January 7.

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Delhi HC adjourns hearing on plea against triple talaq law
Delhi HC adjourns hearing on plea against triple talaq law
Wrong decisions in J and K should be reversed, political leaders released  Azad
Wrong decisions in J and K should be reversed, political leaders released Azad
Floods in Punjab, a man made calamity, political leadership to be blamed: Khaira
Floods in Punjab, a man made calamity, political leadership to be blamed: Khaira
Punjab CM announces Rs 100 crore support for flood-hit areas
Punjab CM announces Rs 100 crore support for flood-hit areas
Sukhbir’s lies on Rajiv a conspiracy to incite & divide Sikhs, says Capt Amarinder
Sukhbir’s lies on Rajiv a conspiracy to incite & divide Sikhs, says Capt Amarinder
Medical Education and Research Department invites applications for 40 vacancies of professors
Medical Education and Research Department invites applications for 40 vacancies of professors
FDP organised on Effective Teaching learning and Research Writing Methodology at Innocent Hearts Group of Institutions
FDP organised on Effective Teaching learning and Research Writing Methodology at Innocent Hearts Group of Institutions
New education policy poses threat to Multicultural, Multilingual & Multiracial society of country: Tript Bajwa
New education policy poses threat to Multicultural, Multilingual & Multiracial society of country: Tript Bajwa
Successive governments responsible for loss of life and property in Punjab due to floods: Bhagwant Mann
Successive governments responsible for loss of life and property in Punjab due to floods: Bhagwant Mann
Indonesian Students visited LPU to study Digital Marketing
Indonesian Students visited LPU to study Digital Marketing
Sarkaria takes stock of flood like situation in Ropar and Phillaur
Sarkaria takes stock of flood like situation in Ropar and Phillaur
Department of Journalism marks World Photography Day at CT Group
Department of Journalism marks World Photography Day at CT Group