Iran to Play Russia in Friendly

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Team Melli (the Iranian national football team) will play a friendly match with 2018 World Cup host Russia.

Iran to Play Russia in Friendly

Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz said that the match has been scheduled for October 10 in Russia.

Iran secured a berth in the 2018 World Cup on Monday after defeating Uzbekistan 2-0 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.

Iran cemented its position at the top of Group A with 20 points.  South Korea is second with 13 points with one game in hand.  Uzbekistan sits third with 12 points.

The top two teams in each of Asia's two qualifying groups advance automatically to the finals while the teams in third place go through a series of playoffs.

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