Russia vs. Iran to Be Played at Kazan Arena

Tasnim - The Russian national football team will host Iran at Kazan Arena in a friendly match in October.

The game has been scheduled for October 10 at the 45,000-seater Kazan Arena.

Iran football team, which holds the 24th place in the FIFA World Rankings list, has qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Team Melli will also play a friendly with Togo six days before the match.

The news about the talks on holding a friendly football match between the Russian and Iranian teams was first voiced in July by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who also holds the post of the RFU president.

Russia, headed by Stanislav Cherchesov, ranked 62nd in FIFA World Rankings, played a friendly match against Iran in Abu Dhabi, the UAE in February 2011, losing the game 0-1.

The team of the former Soviet Union played against Iran on three occasions winning all of them – in 1976 (Olympic Games 2-1), in 1978 (1-0) and in 1985 (2-0).

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