Ukraine were crowned winners of the men's IFCPF World Cup in Salou ©IFCPF

Ukraine were crowned winners of the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) Men’s World Cup after edging Iran in the final in Salou.

The two nations had been free-scoring throughout the tournament in Spain, but only one goal separated the teams in the final.

Ivan Donenko struck in the 13th minute of the match to give Ukraine the advantage.

The effort proved decisive as Ukraine sealed a 1-0 win to claim the world title for the seventh time.

Ukraine had been supported to attend the event by the IFCPF, due to the Russian invasion of their nation.

Russia, the defending champions, were excluded from competing at the tournament.

Brazil overcame the United States 2-0 in the bronze medal match, with goals scored by Angelo Matheus dos santos Mota and Evandro De Oliveira.

The group stage also concluded today in the women’s tournament.

A hat-trick from Annie Wickett helped the United States beat Australia 4-0, with Rebecca Ostrander also on target.

The US finished top of the group standings on 10 points, with three wins and one draw from their group matches.

Australia ended second on nine points after suffering their first defeat of the competition.

The US and Australia will meet again in the gold medal match on Tuesday (May 17).

Japan, who completed their group matches yesterday, will face the Netherlands in the bronze medal match after the countries placed third and fourth respectively.

The Netherlands earned their first win of the tournament against Spain, with Lyan Kas scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory.