Iran to play friendly with Iraq behind closed doors

February 27, 2017 - 23:38

Iran national football team have been schedule to play a friendly game with Iraq on March 17 at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium behind the closed doors.

Iraq Football Federation had previously requested a friendly against Iran but Team Melli’s Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz rejected the offer. Now with less than a month to the game against Qatar, Queiroz has accepted the offer but the match will be played behind the closed doors.

Iran will return to action on the road to 2018 World Cup with a trip to Doha against Qatar on March 12 before facing China five days later.

Iran currently are top of Group A in the Asia’s 2018 World Cup qualifying with 11 points from five games.

Iraq are in Group B of the Asia’s World Cup qualifying along with Saudi Arabia, Japan, Australia, UAE and Thailand. They will meet Australia on March 3 in Tehran before taking on Saudi Arabia in Jeddah.

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