Iran edge Trinidad and Tobago in friendly

November 15, 2018 - 20:47

TEHRAN – Iran national football team defeated Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 in a friendly match here at the Azadi Stadium on Thursday.

Iran edged past Trinidad and Tobago thanks to Karim Ansarifard’s 50th minute strike.

“First, I would you like to congratulate the Iranian team for this win. I think it was a good friendly for both teams. Our players were very exhausted due to a long trip,” Trinidad and Tobago coach Dennis Lawrence said after the match.

Asked him about his players’ violence in this match, Lawrence said, “This is football. All teams play aggressive and try to be tough.”

Team Melli, the No. 1 team in Asia in FIFA world rankings, are preparing for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

Iran are pitted against Iraq, Yemen and Vietnam in Group D of the AFC Asian Cup.