|Dubai, March 5, IRNA -- The youth soccer squad of Tehran's Esteqlal
cruised into the semifinals of the United Arab Emirates' "Al Ahly" international cup.
Winning two matches earlier, the Iranian team beat Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia 2-0 Monday in Al Ahly Stadium.
Omid Amini-Fard put Esteqlal ahead in the 20th minute and his teammate Hamed Shirkhanloo made it 2-0 ten minutes from the break.
The representative of the country won the first clash against the host team, "Al Ahly B", 3-2 and defeated the Egyptian side, Al Moqawelun, 2-0 in its second derby.
Sponsored by the world's soccer governing body, FIFA, the tournament is attended by "Al Ahly A", "Al Ahly B", youth national team of the UAE, Esteqlal youth team of Tehran, Santos of Brazil, At-Taraji of Tunisia, Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia and Al Moqawelun of Egypt.