TEHRAN, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) — Iran national soccer team will play Trinidad and Tobago in a friendly match on Nov. 15, Tehran Times daily reported on Sunday.
The warm up match will be held in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium as part of preparation for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
“The match against Iran will be a good warm-up for us ahead of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Iran are a strong team and sit in the 33rd place in FIFA ranking. They had an excellent performance in the 2018 World Cup and it shows how good they are,” Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence said.
Iran defeated Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 ahead of the 2014 World Cup thanks to the goals from Ehsan Haji Safi and Reza Ghoochannejhad at the Corinthians soccer team training center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Iran also defeated Bolivia 2-1 in a friendly match on Oct. 16 at the Azadi Stadium.
Iran have been drawn in AFC Asian Cup Group D along with Iraq, Yemen and Vietnam.