(Persia Digest) – Iran’s Team Melli will be playing China in the AFC quarterfinals at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi tonight at 19h30 hours Tehran time.

Team Melli beat Oman 2-0 in the knockout stage and China won Thailand 2-1. Marcello Lippi is coaching the Chinese team.

Iran is one of the teams likely to win the Cup at the 17th AFC Asian Cup which kicked off on 5 January 2019 in the UAE.

No goals were scored against Iran in the previous elimination playoffs and round of 16 and it has high hopes of continuing its record.

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Speaking at a press conference before the match with China, Team Melli coach, Carlos Queiroz, said: “Meeting with China is a new adventure for us and we will do our best to succeed.”

He continued: “This is our most important game. China has a great team and a greater coach. But we are keeping our hopes high to reach our goals.”

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