Russian nationwide soccer staff to play pleasant in opposition to Iran subsequent month

MOSCOW, February 16. /TASS/. The Russian nationwide soccer staff will play in an exhibition match subsequent month in opposition to the Iranian nationwide squad, the Tasnim information company reported on Thursday.The company quoted Mehdi Taj, the president of the Iranian Soccer Federation, as saying that the upcoming pleasant can be held within the Iranian capital of Tehran both on March 22 or 23.Taj added that the Russian nationwide girls’s soccer squad would additionally journey to Tehran to play an exhibition match in opposition to the Iranian girls’s nationwide staff.The Iranian males’s nationwide soccer staff presently has no head coach, as a result of the submit had been vacated earlier by Portuguese knowledgeable Carlos Queiroz, who parted methods with the staff after Iran did not clear the group stage on the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.The Union of European Soccer Associations (UEFA) and the Worldwide Federation of Affiliation Soccer (FIFA) barred Russian golf equipment and groups on February 28, 2022 from taking part in worldwide competitions because of the state of affairs round Ukraine.The Russian staff was unable to participate within the qualifying match for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The Russian nationwide squad additionally didn’t take part within the draw for the 2024 European Championship.Final yr, the Russian nationwide soccer staff performed three pleasant soccer matches, specifically in opposition to Kyrgyzstan in September (2-1) and in opposition to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in November (each matches led to scoreless attracts).On February 28, 2022, the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) issued suggestions to worldwide sports activities federations to bar athletes from Russia and Belarus from participating in worldwide tournaments referring to a particular army operation in Ukraine.Following the IOC’s suggestions in late February, the vast majority of world sports activities federations determined to bar athletes from Russia and Belarus from all worldwide sports activities tournaments.Following the suspension of Russian athletes from worldwide tournaments, many sports activities federations hinted at their doable participation within the Asia-based sports activities tournaments.