Iran, Algeria friendly confirmed at UPC-Arena

Team Melli

Tehran Times - Iran national football team will face Algeria on March 27 at the UPC-Arena in Graz, Austria.

Carlos Queiroz’s men will take on the African powerhouse at 18:00 local time.

The friendly will be held as part of Team Melli’s preparation for the 2018 World Cup.

Iran selected Algeria because the African team have the same style of football as that of Morocco.

Queiroz’s team have been drawn in Group B along with Spain, Morocco and Portugal.

Iran will open the campaign with a match against Morocco at Saint Petersburg on June 15.

Team Melli, meanwhile, face Spain in Kazan on 20 June before meeting Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in Saransk five days later.

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