Iran cancel Harambee Stars friendly amidst 'excessive demands'
02 November 2014, 16:03
Nairobi - Iran's warm up match against Kenya which was supposed
to be played on November 14 in Tehran's Azadi Stadium has been
cancelled, Tehran Times daily reported on Sunday.
"Kenya Football Federation has asked 50,000 U.S. dollars in addition
to travel expenses and that is not a usual request for a team ranked 116
in the FIFA ranking," Iran's Football Federation President Ali
Kaffashian was quoted as saying.
Iran is preparing itself for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. The Carlos
Quieroz team has been pitted against the United Arab Emirates (UAE),
Qatar and Bahrain in Group C of the tournament which will be held in
Australia from January 9 to 31.
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Iran is looking for a new African team to play with on November 14 in a friendly match, the Tehran Times said.
Iran is also going to meet South Korea in a friendly ahead of the
2015 AFC Asian Cup in Tehran and will play another friendly with Iraq in
Sydney ahead of the match against Bahrain.
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