Iran beats Orlando Pirates’ reserves in friendly

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian national football team defeated Orlando Pirates’ reserves 3-1 in a friendly in Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday.

Ehsan Hajsafi was on target twice in the 47th and 70th minutes and Mehdi Sharifi scored in the 61st minute.

Orlando Pirates pulled a goal back in the 75th minute.

Team Melli was held 3-3 against the South African football club in April as part of the preparations for the 2014 World Cup.

Iran had defeated Kaizer Chiefs reserves 2-0 on Wednesday.

The Asian Cup will kick off in Australia on January 9, with Iran playing Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE in Group C.

The Asian heavyweight will also play Palestine on December 28 in Tehran. Team Melli will meet Iraq in another friendly in Australia six days before their opening match against Bahrain.

By Tasnim News Agency


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