Iran to face Qatar behind closed doors

TEHRAN, Dec. 09 (MNA) – The friendly match between national football teams of Iran and Qatar will be held behind closed doors.

According to Qatari outlets, the friendly match between national football teams of Iran and Qatar, which is scheduled for December 31, will be held behind closed doors at Doha-based Khalifa International Stadium.

According to plans, Team Melli will depart for Doha on December 17 to do its final preparations for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. The team is slated to play friendly matches with Qatar, Palestine, and Lebanon during the stay in Doha. Then it will depart for Abu Dhabi on January 2, 2019.

The event will kick off on January 5 with the match between the host, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. Iran will meet Yemen on January 7 and Vietnam on January 12 before playing with Iraq on December 16. Queiroz’s men eye to claim the title for Iran after some 42 years.

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