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Iran to play Togo in friendly match

Tehran Times - Iran national football team will face African nation Togo in a friendly match in late September.

The match has been scheduled for Sept. 29 in Russia.

Team Melii will also play Russia six days later in St. Petersburg.

Iran football team, which hold 24th place in the most recently published FIFA World Rankings list, have already passed the qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Head of Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) Mehdi Taj has confirmed the two friendly matches.

“Team Melli will play Togo and Russia in Russia. We’ve chosen Togo since we will likely face an African team in the 2018 World Cup group stage,” Taj said.

“We are going to arrange eight warm-up matches ahead of the World Cup. Iran will probably play Sweden in a friendly match,” he added.

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