Halilhodzic considers friendly against Iran good test for Japan

Halilhodzic considers friendly against Iran good test for Japan
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Published August 16th, 2015 - 20:21 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Vahid Halilhodzic
Vahid Halilhodzic

Japan national football team head coach Vahid Halilhodzic believes that the upcoming friendly match against Iran in front of huge crowd will be a good test for his men.

“We have not analyzed Iran all that much yet, but I remember that they made a great performance in last year’s World Cup. I heard that a lot of fans will come to the stadium when Iran plays at home. I think that it’ll be a good test for us to play in front of a huge crowd as we are preparing for 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign,” Vahid Halilhodzic told reporters on Saturday.

The national football teams of Iran and Japan are two of the most successful football nations in Asia.

They have played against each other fifteen times which resulted in six wins for Iran and five wins for Japan while four matches ended up in a draw.

The last time two teams faced each other was on the 17th August 2005 in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at Yokohama International Stadium in which Japan beat Iran 2-1.

Iran will host Japan in a friendly game on October 13th in Tehran’s Azadi stadium.

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