|Iran ready to defeat Nigeria, coach says||
DUBAI – Iran coach Ali Doostimehr said that playing against Nigeria in the FIFA U-17 World Cup last 16 is so difficult but they want to beat the African giant.
Iran booked a place in the last 16 after a 1-0 win over Austria in Group E in Al Ain on Friday. Yousef Seyyedi scored the only goal of the match in the 36th minute.
The Iranian team will face Nigeria on Tuesday at the Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium.
“Ever since I can remember, Nigeria has been one of the FIFA U-17 World Cup favorites. Nigeria and Brazil are the most powerful teams,” Doostimehr said.
“It is really difficult playing against Nigeria but we want to go ahead, that’s why we are here. I promise to do our best against the team,” he added.
“The Iranian people love football and I thank them all to pray for us,” Doostimehr concluded.
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