Iran to play Algeria in March

December 27, 2017 - 17:15

Iran national football team will play a friendly match with Algeria in March, according to Hakim Medane, Algerian FA executive committee member.

“We’ve reached an agreement with the Iranian federation for a friendly match in next March in a European country. We will also face Portugal on 7 or 8 June in Lisbon,” Medane told

“Iran and Portugal are two world-class teams that the matches with them will be helpful for the national team. It will be great for the Greens who will be able to play with one of the best nation in Europe and the best team in Asia,” he added.

Medane also said Algeria will play Gabon, while Belgium and South Korea have asked their Algerian counterpart (FAF) for a friendly match.

Iran will most likely host Algeria national football team in Paris, capital of France.

Team Melli have been drawn along with one-time World Cup champions Spain, UEFA titleholders Portugal and Morocco in Group B.

Carlos Queiroz’s men will kick off the competition with a match against Morocco on June 15.

Iran, meanwhile, face Spain in Kazan on 20 June before meeting Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in Saransk five days later.

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