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Dragan Skocic meets Croatian football chief Suker

Dragan Skocic Davor Suker

Tehran Times - Iran national football team head coach Dragan Skocic met with Croatian Football Federation president Davor Suker on Tuesday.

In a meeting which was held in Croatian Football Federation’s headquarters, the officials underlined their willingness to promote cooperation in football.

The legendary Croatian footballer, who helped the Chequered Ones finish third in the 1998 World Cup, had previously said he is interested in visiting Iran.

Skocic has recently met the Iranian footballers playing in Belgium league.

Skocic, who was appointed as Team Melli coach in early February, has a difficult task ahead since Iran will have four must-win matches in late March and early June in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.

Iran will entertain Hong Kong on March 26 in Tehran and meet Cambodia five days later in an away match.

The Persians will face Bahrain and Iraq on June 4 and 9, respectively in Tehran.

Iran, who are going to continue their quest for a sixth World Cup appearance, sit five points behind leaders Iraq in Group C but having played one game fewer.

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