Iran, Morocco Friendly Match Called Off

Tasnim - The friendly match between Iran and Morocco football teams scheduled for January 6 at Dubai's Al Ain Stadium has been called off.

The match was part of Iran preparation for the World Cup qualifiers.

Team Melli left Tehran on Monday to hold a seven-day training camp in Dubai.

According to the reports, the UAE had only allowed the game to be held behind closed doors but many Iranian fans in Dubai were eager in attending the game.

Morocco is getting ready for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations which will take place in Gabon from January 14 to February 5 where the team has been drawn in the Group C alongside defending champion Ivory Coast, DR Congo and Togo.

Iran will face Qatar and China on March 23 and 28 respectively in Group A of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification tournament for Asia.

Other teams in the group are South Korea, Uzbekistan and Syria.

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