Iran to Face Trinidad and Tobago in Friendly Next Month

Published October 6th, 2018 - 08:46 GMT
Iran national football team
Iran national football team

Iran national football team will face Trinidad and Tobago in a friendly match in November, IRNA reported.

The match will be held on Nov. 15 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium as part of preparation for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

“The match against Iran will be a good warm-up for us ahead of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Iran are a strong team and sit in the 33rd place in FIFA ranking. They had an excellent performance in the 2018 World Cup and it shows how good they are,” Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence said.

Iran defeated Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in a 2014 World Cup warm-up thanks to the goals from Ehsan Haji Safi and Reza Ghoochannejhad at the Corinthians soccer team training center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Iran will also play a friendly match with Bolivia on Oct. 16 at the Azadi Stadium.

Team Melli have been drawn in AFC Asian Cup Group D along with Iraq, Yemen and Vietnam.

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