Iran to play Iraq in March friendly

Iran national football team have been scheduled to play a friendly game with Iraq in the third week of March at Azadi Stadium.

However, the match will be played behind the closed doors following the request of Iran coach Carlos Queiroz.

Iran and Iraq consider that match as the preparation for crucial World Cup qualifier matches at the end of March.

Team Melli will face Qatar and China while Iraq will meet Australia and Saudi Arabia.