Iran, Japan football federations sign memorandum of understanding

PTV - The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) and the Japan Football Association (JFA) have struck an agreement on the promotion of cooperation and interaction between the governing bodies responsible for organizing national teams as well as club competitions in the two Asian countries.

On Tuesday, President of the FFIRI, Mehdi Taj, and his Japanese counterpart Kozo Tashima signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) during a ceremony in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.

Iranian Vice President at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Ali Kaffashian, Iranian football administrator Mohammad Reza Saket and other Iranian sports officials were also in attendance.

“I view Japan as the standard basis of Asian football. Iran, Japan, China and South Korea can wield enormous influence in the Asian Football Confederation , and it is necessary to bring about a number of reforms to the AFC,” Taj said.

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