Sep 10, 2018, 6:51 PM
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South Korea keen on expanding ties with Iran

Tehran, Sept 10, IRNA - Iran and Korea are two of the most powerful soccer teams in Asia, and together with the increasing progress of both countries over the past, we are ready to cooperate with the Iranian Football Federation, said South Korean Ambassador to Iran, Yo Jang Hyan.

Yo Jang Hyan on Monday in a meeting with Iran's Football Federation head Mehdi Taj added, 'I had been following Iran's football before and I knew players like Ali Daei and Javad Nekounam and I have a lot of interest in Iranian football.'

He said, 'I believe that the football and futsal of Iran have had many progress in the last few years and their performance is very favorable. We also want to extend this relationship and Iranian teams in different age groups, futsal, and women travel to South Korea.'

South Korea's ambassador to Iran added that Football in Europe and South America had already been the first sport to play, but the good displays of Iran, South Korea and Japan in the 2018 World Cup showed that Asian teams also reached an acceptable level of football in Europe.

Taj also referred to the past game of Iran and South Korea, which was held in the final round of the 2018 World Cup in the night of Tasooa saying, 'We thank and appreciate Korean fans for respecting Iranian mourners two years ago and for our culture and religion.'

Taj noted that undoubtedly, cooperation with South Korea will help Iran's development.

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