Iran wants Oman and Iraq friendlies, official says

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TehranTimes – TEHRAN, Iran is hoping to set up two friendlies against Oman and Iraq to gear up for a match against Qatar in the 2014 World Cup qualifier.

Iran will face Qatar in a must-win game on June 4 in the Qatari capital Doha.

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has asked Iranian football officials to set up two friendly matches against Oman and Iraq.

“We are negotiating with Oman and Iraq Football Federations to play friendlies with them. Queiroz would rather play at Azadi in one of the games,” Mehdi Mohammad Nabi, General Secretary of Iran Football Federation, said.

Iran is third in Group A with seven points. Uzbekistan leads the group with 11 points with one game more, followed by South Korea with 10 points.

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