Game off for a year.
Game off for a year: The soccer match between the Iranian and
American national teams, originally planned for this fall, has been
postponed a year, the Mehr news agency reports. Iran is now out of the
World Cup competition but the United States is still vying for a place
in the finals and so has that primarily in its sights. But Mehr quoted
Ali Kafashian, head of the Iranian Football Federation, as putting
political concerns first for Iran. "Considering the sensitivity of
this game, both the parties had to wait for suitable conditions, which
have not been favorable in recent months," Kafashian said. "In
line with this, through a direct telephone conversation with the
American party, it was decided to arrange for this game after the World
Cup is played in South Africa [next summer]."