Iran - USA Friendly Looking Unlikely
19-Aug-2009 (2 comments)

Iran have declared that there is little chance that a proposed friendly match with the United States will go ahead.

It was announced earlier this year that the two nations, which have uneasy political relations with each other, would work together to meet on the pitch in October and November with one game to take place in Tehran and the other in Los Angeles – home of a large Iranian expatriate community.

The rivals famously met at the 1998 World Cup when Iran triumphed 2-1 in a pulsating match in Lyon.

According to the Asian Football Confederation, Ali Kafashian, the president of the Iranian Football Federation, said, “We had announced our readiness to hold matches with the US team via letters but have not received any answer yet.

"In this case the matches will be cancelled.”

Iran have already failed in their attempt to qualify for the 2010 World Cup.

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che khabar e


by che khabar e on

I was looking forward to this!  And Yolanda... that might be exactly WHY it's been canceled... "a lot of attention/coverage". 

too bad.  :-(



by yolanda on

It would be a very interesting game and would receive a lot of attention/coverage.