please move this topic to another forum if it is not the best one.
Who have been the footballing partners of Iran in the history? I mean some countries (WANT TO) play usually together for some reasons; for example Germany and the Netherlands. USA and Mexico. Brazil and Argentina.
do you mean rivals?
I think Bahrain is the future and current rival.
But between other asian teams believe it or not we have played the most official games against Japan(12), S.korea(11), KSA(10),Iraq(9),Bahrain(8). http://www.fifa.com/en/mens/results/resultsdetails.html
You can search for any team V. Iran from 1930 to now.