Tehran Times – SUZHOU, Iran U23 football team lost 3-2 to China in a friendly match as part of the preparation for the 2018 Asian Games.
Zlatko Kranjcar’s side will fly straight to Indonesia from China to participate at the 2018 Asian Games.
The Iranian team have been pitted against DPR Korea, Saudi Arabia and Myanmar in Group F of the Games.
The U23 tournament, which allows each country to field three overage players, will see 24 teams vying for honours.
The top two teams in each group along with the four best third-placed teams will advance to the Round of 16.
Men’s football will be contested on August 14 to September 1 in Jakarta and Palembang.