Iran plays out scoreless friendly draw with Ukraine

PTV - The Iranian and Ukrainian women's national football teams have played out a goalless draw in an international friendly played in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.

Iranian and Ukrainian soccer players could threaten each other’s goalposts on a number of occasions during the first half of the fixture at Ararat Stadium on Monday, but could not direct their shots on target, and were off having tacked no goal.

After the break, both teams made all attempts to get the elusive goal, but were unable to break the deadlock.

The Iran women's national football team, domestically known by the nickname Team Melli Zanan, is scheduled to face the Ukrainian women's outfit once more on Wednesday.

Female Iranian footballers are preparing for the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualification tournament.

Iran is pitted against Myanmar, Singapore, Syria and Vietnam in Group D of the qualifiers.

Group A comprises Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, the Philippines, Tajikistan and the United Arab Emirates. Hong Kong, India, North Korea, South Korea and Uzbekistan form Group B.

Chinese Taipei, Guam, Lebanon, Palestine and Thailand are drawn in Group C.

The Iran women's national football team will take on Myanmar in the Group D curtain raiser at Vietnam YFT Center in the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi at 3 p.m. local time (0800 GMT) on April 3.

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