WANA (Mar 22) – Iran’s national football team and the Russian Federation’s national team practiced today March 22nd one day ahead of their match which will be held on March 23rd in Tehran.


The match with the Russian federation was confirmed recently and the training and leadership of the Iranian team will be handled by its new head coach Amir Ghalenoei. This match will have spectators and also comes as there is speculation that Russia could join the Asian cup.


Russia’s head coach Valery Karpin was present on the field where he answered questions from a mostly Russian group of journalists.

Russian national football team players attend their team’s training at Azadi Stadium in Tehran, Iran March 22, 2023. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency)


– The Iran & Russia friendly football match will take place tomorrow (Mar 23) at 17:00 GMT (20:30 Local time).

– Iranian female football fans can go to the stadium and watch this match tomorrow. 

– About 400 people from the Russian Embassy are expected to attend a friendly match between Valery Karpin’s team and the Iranian national team, which will take place on March 23.