2022 FIFA World Cup: Friendly matches

Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by Philip J. Fry, Mar 24, 2022.

  1. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Besides being Iran's only confirmed friendly, I am quite excited (despite reservations about the travel time, venue, and artificial turf) because it will give us some insights into how both Iran and Canada look against teams outside their own region.
     
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  2. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    We will see, although the visa issue you allude to also complicates Iran's travel to Canada. Because Iran and Canada don't have diplomatic relations, Iran's team is scheduled to first fly to Turkey and spend a few days there for visas before flying all the way to Canada.
     
  3. bigsoccertst1

    bigsoccertst1 Member+

    United States
    Sep 22, 2017
    Hey, that's the price to pay when no one else wants to play with you.

    If it makes you feel any better, IRN is doing better at signing June friendlies, when compared to some teams in Conmebol and Concacaf.
     
  4. Philipp Morgenstern

    Manchester United
    Australia
    Oct 30, 2021
    Dutch citizens don't need visas to enter canada
     
  5. bigsoccertst1

    bigsoccertst1 Member+

    United States
    Sep 22, 2017
    I stand corrected. All but 3 Curacao players have Dutch nationality :thumbsup:
     
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  6. pipinogol

    pipinogol Member+

    May 20, 2016
    Club:
    Cary RailHawks U23
    Well, Argentina is looking for a 3rd opponent after Italy and Israel so I think they wouldn't mind keep going east? Would love to play Iran away for example but being realistic we'll end up playing something like Qatar or UAE for money.
     
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  7. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    There have been rumors that Iran is trying to arrange a friendly with either Brazil or Argentina in Qatar, but our federation is broke (its funds are kept in blocked accounts due to US sanctions) and I think a friendly with either will require $$.
     
  8. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    I didn't realize you read Farsi. Are you of Iranian background?

    As for IFF's hopes of arranging another friendly in Canada in Toronto, maybe it will be Curacao as you had speculated before. Until rather recently, I had never heard of them much less their football team. But if they are in league A in Concacaf, I assume they aren't without some merit and ability?

    Among teams which Iran is reportedly seeking to arrange friendlies with later (in September etc), Senegal and/or Ghana appear the most likely opponents. Argentina or Brazil might happen if the IFF receives financial support from the government,. Among other Conmebol teams, there has been rumors and speculation mentioning Uruguay, Ecuador and Peru in the recent past. I personally like to see Iran play Australia as well, but I haven't heard any plans to do so. Among AFC teams, a friendly with Qatar seems somewhat likely.
     
  9. Philipp Morgenstern

    Manchester United
    Australia
    Oct 30, 2021
    No CAF team in September as they have qualifiers. So Iran will have to play either Conmebol or another concacaf team
     
  10. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    At some point, possibly right before the World Cup, I think Iran will play Ghana or Senegal.
     
  11. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    I am reading that all 56,500 tickets are already sold out.
     
  12. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    That went very fast.
     
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  13. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
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  14. bigsoccertst1

    bigsoccertst1 Member+

    United States
    Sep 22, 2017
  15. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    The report I read must have been wrong then. The report is in Farsi (Persian} but if you use google translate it says:

     
  16. bigsoccertst1

    bigsoccertst1 Member+

    United States
    Sep 22, 2017
    Yeah, trying to hype up the match with: *special codes*, *special space*, rounded-off ticket numbers.

    BC place is not allocating stadium sections for *away fans*. It is just a friendly match after all.
     
  17. dna77054

    dna77054 Member+

    Jun 28, 2003
    houston
    Where is the Israel game? Argentina would not be allowed to enter Iran with a recent (6 months) Israeli passport stamp.
     
  18. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Do you know what is the status of ticket sales? The ticketmaster link you gave basically hangs up for me after with a flashing message saying something like "ticket quantity chosen is unavailable" even before choosing the quantity or getting the chance to really enter the page to navigate it.
     
  19. bigsoccertst1

    bigsoccertst1 Member+

    United States
    Sep 22, 2017
    Make sure that you accept cookies for that site, and that adblocker/scriptblocker is turned off.

    Plenty of tickets are still available, in both lower and upper decks. I suggest purchasing the "Canadian MNT 2 Match Pack", to get seats in the lower deck:
    https://www.ticketmaster.ca/canadian-mnt-2-match-pack/event/11005CAB38177B33?refArtist=K8vZ917GDRf

    Obviously, the 2-match pack costs more because it includes a ticket for Nations League match CAN vs CUW.

    You might want to ask in Team Melli football forum for more details.
     
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  20. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    The identity of the team Iran was trying to arrange a friendly in Toronto has been revealed: El Salvador. It seems the two sides had agreed on the match, but unfortunately there were no available stadiums not booked or willing to host the match. So in all likelihood, Iran will play just one match in Canada.
     
  21. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    So, only one match in the whole of June?
     
  22. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    I imagine Iran will try to play someone in Qatar in June, maybe Qatar itself. But so far only the Canada match is confirmed.
     
  23. vancity eagle

    vancity eagle Member+

    Apr 6, 2006
    Got my tickets I will be at Canada Iran match. It's almost sold out. Should be a cracking match.
     
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  24. bigsoccertst1

    bigsoccertst1 Member+

    United States
    Sep 22, 2017
    How can they agree to a match when SLV is fully booked with NL matches in June?

    Is this the same source claiming that the CAN vs IRN match was sold out? Thousands of tickets are still available, even in the lower deck.
     

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