News ID: 176002
Published: 0726 GMT January 18, 2017

Iran to play futsal friendlies against Croatia, Uzbekistan

Iran to play futsal friendlies against Croatia, Uzbekistan

Iran’s men are scheduled to play a number of international futsal friendly fixtures against Croatia and Uzbekistan in April, said the head of futsal technical committee at the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI).

On Tuesday, Abbas Torabian said the FFIRI has reached an agreement with the governing body of association football in Croatia (Hrvatski nogometni savez or HNS) for two exhibition games between the Iranian and Croatian national futsal teams on April 2 and 3 in Croatia, Press TV reported.

He added the Iranian squad will travel in the last week of April to the Uzbek capital city of Tashkent, where the Persians will put their preparedness to test in two scrimmages against the Uzbekistan national futsal team, which is known as White Wolves.

Iran men’s national futsal team delivered an outstanding performance at the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Futsal World Cup in Colombia, finishing third in the high-status event.

The Iranian squad beat Portugal 4-3 in the penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw in extra time at the Coliseo El Pueblo stadium in Cali, Colombia, on October 1, 2016.

The 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, which was the 8th edition of the tournament, opened in Colombia on September 10 and wrapped up on October 1 last year.

According to the latest rankings published by the Asociación Mundial de Futsal (AMF), Iran’s men have maintained their position as Asia’s best with 1,608 points, and stay put in the sixth slot of the world’s overall standings.

Resource: Press TV
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