Algeria to face Iran in Doha friendly


ALGIERS- The Algerian selection will face its Iranian counterpart in a friendly fixture, slated for June 12th, according to the FAF communication manager.

The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) has confirmed a friendly match with Iran national football team. Both soccer teams signed a contract to hold their friendly in the Qatari capital of Doha.

The friendly match is being planned after the first two days of the CAN 2023 qualifiers, with the aim of innovating and testing the new players summoned by Algeria’s national coach Djamel Belmadi. For their part, Team Melli, which is currently in preparations in Qatar, is interested in facing the Fennecs in Doha, being their first match in preparation for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

The Algerian team will be traveling to Dar-es-Salam to face Tanzania on June 8th, as part of CAN 2023 qualifiers, before reaching Doha on the 9th of the same month.

Team Melli had previously arranged friendly matches with Canada, Ecuador, Uruguay, Oman, South Africa and Congo but all the friendlies were called off or failed. For the time being, Iit has been reported that the Iranian football federation is also consulting with three other countries in Qatar to hold other friendly fixtures.

Noting that Iran, who has been drawn into World Cup Group B, will face England, the US and Wales.


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