Iran’s national team have arrived at Moscow’s historic Luzhniki Stadium Russia, ahead of the World Cup 2018 which is said to kick start on June 14. The three-time Asian Cup winner easily qualified for their second successive World Cup, going unbeaten in 10 matches in their Asian group.
Iran lost 2:1 to Turkey in their last friendly on May 28, and have one last World Cup warmup against Lithuania on June 8.
Coached by Portugal’s Carlos Queiroz, who has also managed his national side, Iran are long-shots to make their first knockout stage of a World Cup.
Playing in their fifth World Cup Mundial and sits 36th in the FIFA ranking, Iran will start their Group B campaign against Atlas Lions of Morocco on June 15 in Nizhny Novgorod. And then travel to Kazan for a June 20 clash with former World Cup Winners Spain, before closing their group stage matches against Portugal on June 25.