Sunday, March 16, 2014

Team Iran Defeats U.S. – Expected to Reach Final Today

Iran’s wrestling team won over Team USA by 5-3 after a fierce competition in FILA Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The Iranians will face India today and have a good chance to reach the final. Iran and Russia could face each other tonight in the final.

Ten nations compete for the World Cup: Armenia, Georgia, India, Iran, Japan, Mongolia, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States.

The most recent Freestyle World Cup was held in Tehran February 2013, with Iran winning the team title, Russia placing second and the United States placing third.

UPDATE: Iran defeated India on Sunday afternoon and will go to the final later today.

Photo credit: An Iranian Freestyle Wrestler (in red) against his American opponent. (Twitter/@GhorbaniSadegh)

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