Team Melli Beats Mpumalanga Black Aces in Friendly
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian national football team (Team Melli) defeated South African premiership club Mpumalanga Black Aces on Thursday.
In the match held in Johannesburg, South Africa, Team Melli beat fourth-placed Mpumalanga Black Aces 2-0.
Ahmad Alenemeh was on target in the 55th minute and Karim Ansarifard scored Iran’s second goal in the 74th minute.
Carlos Queiroz’s men defeated Moroka Swallows 5-0 in their first friendly and were held to a 3-3 draw by Orlando Pirates in the second match. Iran lost to South African Premiership leader Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 as well.
On May 12, Carlos Queiroz’s men will travel to Austria to face Belarus, Montenegro and Angola in friendly matches before heading to Brazil to make their fourth World Cup appearance in June.
Iran will play Nigeria in Curitiba in its opening Group F match before taking on Argentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina.