Iran, Japan Football Federations Ink MoU

Iran, Japan Football Federations Ink MoU

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Iranian and Japanese football federations have signed a memorandum of understanding as part of efforts to boost cooperation between the two Asian powers.

The MoU was inked during a special ceremony attended by President of Iran’s Football Federation Ali Kafashian and his Japanese counterpart Daini Kuniya in Tehran on Tuesday.

After the ceremony, Kafashian presented Kuniya with Iran national football team’s Number 2 jersey and received the Japanese team’s number 10.

Also on Monday, Tashima Kohzo, the vice-president and executive general secretary of the Japan Football Association, met the Iranian top football officials.

The Japanese top official was welcomed by Ali Kaffashian, head of Iran Football Federation (IFF), and Secretary General of IFF Mahdi Mohammad Nabi at the headquarters of the Iran Football Federation in Tehran.

“Iran showed a good performance in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Iran and Japan are important pillars of the Asian Football Confederation and we should help the Asian countries make good progress,” Kohzo said.

“Iran played well against Argentina in the World Cup and the last minutes’ goal from Lionel Messi didn’t let you to return to the match,” he added.

Kohzo also met Iran U-23 football team coach Nelo Vingada and requested him to arrange the friendly matches and preparation camp.