Iran football federation denies playing Brazil

TEHRAN, Sept. 26 (MNA) -- Iran football federation refuted media reports claiming that Iran will face Brazil in a friendly match in October.

Xinhua reported Saturday that Brazil is going to play against Iran in a warm-up game in the UAE in October.

Although the Brazilian Football Confederation has yet to officially announce its national team’s upcoming component, the news was seemingly leaked that Iran is one of its opponents.
 

 
Abbas Torabian director of the International Relations Committee of Iran football federation denied playing Brazil.
 
“We have not had any contact with the Brazilian football officials,” he said.
 
Iran is preparing for the AFC Asian Cup which will be held in Doha, Qatar in January 2011.
 
Afshin Ghotbi’s team is taking part in the sixth edition of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) Championship which is underway in Amman, Jordan.
 
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