Jan 4, 2019, 1:03 PM
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Minister: Iran’s nat'l team can win Asian Cup

Tehran, Jan, IRNA - Minister of Sports and Youth says given the all-out support provided by the federation of football and the Ministry of Sports for the national team, Iran can become champion of Asia after 42 years.

Pointing out that for Iran's sport 2018 was a successful year in the wake of many events, Massoud Soltanifar said the year started with the Russian 2018 World Cup, and the national team was able to get historical results from the hard group. Many at that time thought that the national team could not stand against the world champion, the European champion and African champion, but players retained the reputation and dignity of the country.

The Minister of Sport and Youth then pointed to the situation of the national football team on the eve of the Asian Cup and stated, 'Of course, at this point, our national team is in good condition in Asia, and with the good players and technical staff who are present in the team and considering the all-out support from the federation and the sports ministry, we can again win the trophy after 42 years.”

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