Tasnim – ALGIERS, The friendly match between Iran and Algeria football teams has been brought forward.
The match was originally scheduled for early June in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium but the Algerian media have reported the warm-up game will be held in March.
The Iranian national football team has been grouped with Spain, Portugal and Morocco in the 2018 World Cup.
Team Melli will kick of the competition with a match against Morocco in Group B and is going to play Algeria in a friendly match because of the similarities between the two teams.
“The match against Morocco will be like our World Cup final – we’ll play like we are playing for our lives,” said Iran coach Carlos Queiroz.