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    Realistically how many friendly matches we need until World Cup? What are your preferences?

    So now the qualification is over, the next stage before WC is arranging some half decent friendlies. The key to be more prepared to WC. I think we need between 8 to 10 games from now to WC. Knowing IFF i would be happy if they manage to have around 6-7.

    Two are already confirmed: Togo and Russia in late of September and early of October(both in Russia).

    I guess getting Togo was mainly because other African countries are involved for their qualifications, so not much of choices for that date.

    What are your friendlies preferences(Europe, Africa, South America)??

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    We are probably not going to get the big boys like: Germany, France, Brazil or Argentina so I will keep that in mind and pick a few from each continent.
    South America.

    Chile, Columbia, Peru
    Europe
    Poland, Austria, Scotland

    Africa
    Algeria, Morocco

    Concacaf
    Costa Rica, Mexico.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babr View Post
    So now the qualification is over, the next stage before WC is arranging some half decent friendlies. The key to be more prepared to WC. I think we need between 8 to 10 games from now to WC. Knowing IFF i would be happy if they manage to have around 6-7.

    Two are already confirmed: Togo and Russia in late of September and early of October(both in Russia).

    I guess getting Togo was mainly because other African countries are involved for their qualifications, so not much of choices for that date.

    What are your friendlies preferences(Europe, Africa, South America)??
    8-10 games would be ideal , meeting two from each of those continents would be nice ,but we are what we are and in this day and age we have to pick up the crumbs ,what is left over ,like the old saying beggars can't be choosers !

    we will have a hard time in the world cup ,expectations are high ,all team melli fans want them to go beyond the first stage but unless our preparations are good enough it is very unlikely that we do , we just don't have the consistency in front of goal to turn our opportunities into goals and that can only improve with having some playing time against some good opponents , we waste too many chances , getting close is not good enough you need to turn them in to goals ,if you can't do it against a team like Syria it will be much harder in the world cup , as history tells the less prepare you are the less luck you will have as well .

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    We definitely won't be grouped with any Asian teams and most probably no North/Central Americans. I'd go with 6 games. Two from Euro. Africa and South America each.
    Last edited by Payandeh Iran; 07-09-2017 at 02:24 PM.

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    Hold on your horses.
    8-10 friendlies is not realistic.
    Iran can only play friendlies at official FIFA match days and there are only 6 days.
    Here are the 6 remaining FIFA match days before world Cup:
    02-10 OCT (2 matches)
    06-14 NOV (2 matches)
    19-27 MAR (2 matches)
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    if Russia and Togo are already confirmed, we have only 4 friendlies left then.
    Holland, N.Ireland (or Wales), Costa Rica, Venezuela.
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    who ever we face we MUST think about FIFA ranking December, which will decide which pot Iran will be in for the World Cup.
    If we are crap we will be again again in the 4th pot, but if we are good, we may end up in 3rd pot for the first time ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brando View Post
    who ever we face we MUST think about FIFA ranking December, which will decide which pot Iran will be in for the World Cup.
    If we are crap we will be again again in the 4th pot, but if we are good, we may end up in 3rd pot for the first time ever.
    Good Observation Marlon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brando View Post
    Hold on your horses.
    8-10 friendlies is not realistic.
    Iran can only play friendlies at official FIFA match days and there are only 6 days.
    Here are the 6 remaining FIFA match days before world Cup:
    02-10 OCT (2 matches)
    06-14 NOV (2 matches)
    19-27 MAR (2 matches)
    Assuming also we play 2 a month before WC when football season is over(we actually pretty much did that in previous WCs) will make it around 8! Anyway we for sure will play more than 2 in 2018(6 months).

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    Just one friendly against Montakhabe Baghershahr should do the trick.


    تيم ملي فوتبال با منتخب باقر شهر ديدار مي***كند
    تيم ملي فوتبال ايران روز پنج شنبه اين هفته در باقر شهر به ميدان مي***رود. به گزارش ايسنا، شهرداري باقرشهر از شهرستانهاي تابعه استان تهران در جنوب شهرري اقدام به ساخت يك ورزشگاه ده هزار نفري كرده است و دكتر دادگان هفته گذشته از اين ورزشگاه بازديد كرد و براي تشويق مسئولين و مردم باقرشهر قول حضور تيم ملي در اين ورزشگاه و برگزاري يك بازي با منتخب اين شهرستان را به شهردار باقرشهر داد. به همين منظور تيم ملي ايران 5 شنبه 23 تيرماه، ساعت 18:30 در ورزشگاه ايثارگران باقرشهر با تيم منتخب اين شهرستان به ميدان خواهد رفت. انتهاي پيام


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bache Tehroon View Post
    Just one friendly against Montakhabe Baghershahr should do the trick.


    تيم ملي فوتبال با منتخب باقر شهر ديدار مي***كند
    تيم ملي فوتبال ايران روز پنج شنبه اين هفته در باقر شهر به ميدان مي***رود. به گزارش ايسنا، شهرداري باقرشهر از شهرستانهاي تابعه استان تهران در جنوب شهرري اقدام به ساخت يك ورزشگاه ده هزار نفري كرده است و دكتر دادگان هفته گذشته از اين ورزشگاه بازديد كرد و براي تشويق مسئولين و مردم باقرشهر قول حضور تيم ملي در اين ورزشگاه و برگزاري يك بازي با منتخب اين شهرستان را به شهردار باقرشهر داد. به همين منظور تيم ملي ايران 5 شنبه 23 تيرماه، ساعت 18:30 در ورزشگاه ايثارگران باقرشهر با تيم منتخب اين شهرستان به ميدان خواهد رفت. انتهاي پيام

    برادر کجای کاری کنسل شد آل ردی

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    We will have another 2 friendlies probably in the final training camp just before the World Cup starts in Russia that will not be on the FIFA match days.

    TM should play any speedy, physical side.

    We'll be ok versus teams that love possession, but any team with surprise and strength will be a challenge.
    "He can't kick with his left foot, he can't head a ball, he can't tackle, and doesn't score many goals. Apart from that he's alright." Best on Beckham

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    Well the more the better but then you need to divide them to pre and post WC draw so you can pick the right countries to play with ( if there is a choice)

    I always said it for countries like Iran which have issue with playing decent friendly matches , we need to arrange playing with some good Clubs , Pick any Spanish, French or German club who don't have many international players and play them. Like we did against AS Roma in 2004 . Pick Villarreal , they only have 5 international payers so pretty much they have a good and harmonized team to play against. or pick Lyon from Ligue 1 . these are much better than Macedonia or Abania or even Russia

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    Russia is actually a decent friendly.

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    Like RM i think of clubs. Ivic had some good experience with clubs. CQ tried som African clubs. It is not a good idea if we go after playing big teams
    like Brezil and Germany. Since they can crush os and are usually expensive. 1 million $ per game. Togo Russia Sweden austria and 4 or 5 clubs can be arranged cheap.
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