Tehran Times – ISTANBUL, Iran national football team midfielder Ehsan Haji Safi insists that Team Melli will fight until the very end at the 2018 World Cup.
Iran have been drawn in Group B of the 2018 World Cup along with Morocco, Spain and Portugal.
The Iran national football team will open the campaign with a match against Morocco at Saint Petersburg on June 15.
Team Melli, meanwhile, face Spain in Kazan on 20 June before meeting Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in Saransk five days later.
“All players are trying their best in the Turkey’s training camp. It’s time to support Team Melli and we will fight until the very end at the 2018 World Cup,” Haji Safi said in an interview with ffiri.ir.
“We will do our best to meet expectations in the competition, despite having been drawn in a tough group. Iran could advance to the knockout stage as the best Asian football team,” he added.
“Our aim is making Iranian people happy in the competition and friendly match with Turkey (on Monday) will help us prepare for the event,” the Olympiacos stated.