Iran and Ukraine advanced to the IFCPF Men’s World Cup final ©IFCPF

Iran and Ukraine will contest the final of the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) Men’s World Cup after winning their semi-final contests in Salou.

Ukraine, who were supported by the IFCPF to attend the event as Russia’s invasion continues, recorded victory over the United States in the last four.

Oleh Len and Ivan Doneko struck in the first half of the match at the Futbol Salou Field 6 to give Ukraine a 2-0 advantage.

A penalty from Vitalli Romanchuk extended Ukraine’s advantage, before Cameron DeLilo pulled one back for the US.

Doneko and Romanchuk both scored their second goals of the match late on as Ukraine sealed a 5-1 victory.

Ukraine joined Iran in the final, after their 4-1 win over Brazil in the first semi-final contest.

A third minute penalty from Mehdi Bakhshi gave Iran an early advantage, which was doubled by Abbas Torabi in the 16th minute.

Ubirajara Magalhaes gave Brazil hope with an effort on the brink of half-time to reduce the deficit to 2-1.

Second half goals from Bakhshi and Yaser Rostami clinched Iran’s place in the final.

Brazil and the US will meet in the bronze medal match.

Both medal matches are due to take place on Sunday (May 15).

The women’s tournament continued today with the United States playing their first group match.

Catarina Guimaraes scored six goals in a 16-0 win over Spain, with Jesslyn Kuhnel also on target three times.

Japan lead the standings on six points after winning both of their group matches, with their second win a 6-0 triumph over the Netherlands.