Iran, Mali Friendly Called Off Due to Coronavirus Concerns
- October, 13, 2020 - 08:15
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s friendly match against Mali national football team was called off because of COVID-19 concerns.
Team Melli, who traveled to Antalya, Turkey on Sunday, had been scheduled to meet the African team but the match was canceled after several Malian players tested positive for COVID-19.
Iran defeated Uzbekistan 2-1 in Tashkent on Thursday in a friendly match and was scheduled to meet Mali on Tuesday.
This match was part of preparation for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, where Iran sits third in Group C behind Iraq and Bahrain.