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Published:October 24th, 2011 12:40 EST

The U.S. Trounced by Iran in Brazil Grand Prix

By Suren Hossein

Iran overpowered the U.S. in the 2011 Grand Prix de Futsal in Brazil on Tuesday.  

Iran trounced the U.S. 8-0 in Group C at the Arena Amadeu Teixeira in Manus, Brazil.  

Mohammad Kashavarz, Ali-Asghar Hassanzadeh, Vahid Shamsaei and Hossein Tayebi each scored two goals for Iran.  

The U.S. will play Belgium on Tuesday and Iran face Uruguay.

"I am satisfied with the way my players played. Now, we are going to beat Uruguay in our last match in the group stage," Iran futsal coach Ali Sanei said.  

The Grand Prix de Futsal is an international futsal competition of the same kind as the FIFA Futsal World Cup but with invited nations and held annually in Brazil. It was first held in 2005.