GB's five-a-side medal hopes over
Great's Britain's five-a-side footballers are out of medal contention
Great Britain's hopes of a medal in the five-a-side football tournament are over after they lost 1-0 to Iran in their final Group A match.
Britain needed to win and do so by two clear goals to advance but instead they were frustrated by some fine saves from Iranian goalkeeper Meysam Shojaeiyan.
Early fouls put Britain in trouble as Iran were handed penalty chances, and Ahmadreza Shah Hosseini Ardekani took one such opportunity late in the first half to give his side the advantage.
Britain tried all they could to come back, with Dave Clarke having one penalty saved while another from Daniel English struck the crossbar.
The goalkeepers are the only fully-sighted players involved, with all others having B1 visual impairment and wearing blindfolds.
And Iran's proved to be their match-winner in the second half with a series of great saves.
There was some good fortune involved as he kept out a shot from Clarke after a fine run from the left as it struck his instep and spooned over the bar for a corner, but there was nothing lucky about the way he kept out a penalty from English low down to his right.
He then got fingertips to another effort from Clarke as Iran took the win, relegating Britain to last place in the group and Thursday's classification games.
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