Iran U23 football team to play Croatia

Majidi Iran U23

Tehran Times - Iran U23 football team will reportedly play Croatia in a friendly match.

The Iranian team, who are preparing for the 2020 AFC U23 Championship, will meet Croatia in a warm-up match.

On the sidelines of the 69th FIFA Congress, Mehdi Taj, president of Iran football, and Davor Suker, head of Croatia federation, signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance their bilateral cooperation.

Iran U23 football team, headed by Farhad Majidi, will also participate in an Asian tournament ahead of the competition.

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The 2020 AFC U23 Championship will be held in Thailand from Jan. 8 to 26.

The top three teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics men's football tournament in Japan as the AFC representatives.

Iran, a powerhouse of the Asian football, have not been in the Olympics since the 1976 games in Munich.

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