Iran to complain to FIFA over Charlton’s perfidy

TEHRAN, July 13 (MNA)--Iran’s Football Federation (IFF) announced on Sunday that it is set to complain to FIFA about Charlton Athletic’s refusal to hold a warm-up match in Spain over political issues.

According to an agreement between IFF and the English club, the two teams were scheduled to play a friendly in the Marbella training camp, located in Spain.

IFF’s deputy said that England Football Association sent a letter to the federation and cancelled the match over political reasons.

“We are going to lodge an official complaint to FIFA over Charlton’s treatment. The football officials have already emphasized politics should not interfere with sports and we ask them now why the English disregarded the FIFA’s motto” Mehdi Taj declared.

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