United States-Iran Exhibition Soccer Match at RFK Is
The Washington Post
Tuesday, April 20, 1999
Plans have fallen through for the United States and Iranian national
men's soccer teams to play this summer at RFK Stadium, a U.S. Soccer Federation
official said yesterday.
However, the USSF is attempting to bring a South American team to play
the Americans June 13 in Washington.
"We just ran out of time to get the Iranian game done," said
Tom King, the USSF's chief operating officer. "The federations from
both countries wanted to do it, but the Iranians couldn't get government
Officials from both countries had been working for months to finalize
plans for the proposed game, a rematch of the historic U.S.-Iran World
Cup meeting in France last summer. As part of the U.S. trip, the Iranians
also would have played El Salvador June 9 in Richmond. They still are scheduled
to play in a Canadian tournament in early June.
King said the USSF has invited Iran to play the U.S. squad on Jan. 16,
2000, probably in California.