Three Iran football players test positive for COVID-19

TEHRAN, Mar. 22 (MNA) – Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Mehdi Taremi and Saman Ghoddos have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the match against South Korea in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Iran football team director Hamid Estili and coach Karim Bagheri have also contracted Covid-19.

The match is scheduled for Thursday at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.

With 22 points from eight matches, Iran lead the  Group A and have already secured a World Cup spot.

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