TEHRAN, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Hossein Abdi, the former assistant coach of Iran's Persepolis soccer team, has been appointed as new head coach of Iran U17 national soccer team, Tehran Times daily reported on Wednesday.
Abdi, who was also the manager of Iran's women's national soccer team, replaced Abbas Chamanian in the team.
Iran advanced to the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup quarter-finals in India. But they failed to make history in that edition after losing to eventual runners-up Spain 3-1.
Iran's presence in the 2018 AFC U16 Championship followed by their poor results.
Iran failed to advance to the knockout stage after losing to Indonesia 2-0 and a goalless draw against India. Beating Vietnam 5-0 in the third match could not help Chamanian's side to book a place in the next stage.