Team Melli to face Montenegro in friendly

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Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Iran national football team will play a friendly match with Montenegro in June to get fully prepared for Uzbekistan match in the 2018 World Cup qualifier.

The match has been scheduled for June 4 at the Podgorica City Stadium.

Iran, the best Asian team in FIFA rankings and 28th in the world, will play the European minnow which sits at 62nd in the FIFA rankings.

Iran played out a goalless draw with Montenegro in Austria in May 2014 as part of preparation for the 2014 World Cup.

Iran will host Uzbekistan on June 12 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.

Iran lead Group A with 17 points from seven games to date, followed by South Korea and Uzbekistan with 13 and 12 points respectively.

Team Melli will book their berth in the 2018 World Cup with a draw against Uzbekistan.

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