By Iman Sadri
June 12, 2017
Team Melli is in the 2018 World Cup to be held in Russia next year. Iran qualified today by beating Uzbekistan 2-0 in their qualifier. They join Russia and Brazil as the only other teams that have qualified for tournament thus far. Russia qualifies automatically as they are the host nation.
Iran will be led by striker Sardar Azmoun and forward Reza Ghoochannejhad in next year’s World Cup. Their commute to Russia will be short, just a short flight across the Caspian Sea. Iran will be playing in back to back World Cup tournaments for the first time in their history.
Iman Sadri blogs for Persian Media Outlets