ID : N-981 Date : 2018/01/06 - 11:15
(Persia Digest) – The official website of the Turkish Football Federation has announced that the national football teams of Iran and Turkey will be holding friendly games in May 2018. The exact date will be decided by the end of January.
Likely, the match against Turkey will be the last one for the Iranian national team before their trip to Russia for the 2018 World Cup.
The Iranian and Turkish national football teams have met six times as of today, resulting in four wins for Turkey and two draws. The last friendly game between the two was in 1974, 44 years ago, ending in favor of Turkey 1-0 with a goal scored by Sinan Alayoglu.
Iran’s Team Melli has made it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in Group B, with Portugal, Spain, and Morocco. Turkey came fourth after Iceland, Croatia, and Ukraine in its group and was unable to make it to the 2018 World Cup.