Iran to Play Iraq in Friendly in Sydney

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian national football team (also known as Team Melli) will meet Iraq in a friendly match on Sunday.

Iran to Play Iraq in Friendly in Sydney

The match will be Iran’s last friendly prior to the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, where Team Melli has been drawn in Group C along with Bahrain, the UAE and Qatar.

Iran and Iraq have played 23 times each other, with Iran winning 13 times, Iran taking four victories and six matches ending in a draw.

Iran and Iraq will likely face together in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup quarter-final.

“I am happy we take on Iraq in a friendly. It can be a good opportunity for us to prepare more for the Asian Cup,” Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said.

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