Iran sweat on Jahanbakhsh fitness for Vietnam match: Asian Cup

January 9, 2019 - 14:49

TEHRAN – Iran national football team are sweating on star man Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s fitness in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

Jahanbakhsh has been added to the team training and will likely be fit for Team Melli’s next match.

He told reporters his recovery process is going well and raised hopes that he will be fit for Vietnam’s clash.

Albion's record signing, who sustained hamstring damage in the 3-1 defeat at Everton in October, missed Iran’s opening match against Yemen.

Team Melli have been scheduled to meet Vietnam in Group D of the competition at the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Iran sit top of the table after beating Yemen 5-0 in their opener on Monday.

Iraq are second thanks to a 3-2 late win over Vietnam.

Iran last won the Cup in 1976 and the Persians are looking forward to end their 43-year trophy drought in the UAE.

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