Tasnim – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said he would travel to the United Arab Emirates for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup if the national football team, known as the Team Melli, becomes a finalist.
Speaking on the sidelines of a visit to the southern province of Kerman on Wednesday, Jahangiri hailed the Iranian team’s efforts and said he closely follows their games in the Asian Cup.
“Along with Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Masoud Soltanifar, I plan to accompany the Iranian team if it reaches the final game of the Asian Cup,” he noted.
He hoped that, God willing, the Iranian players would win the Asian Cup.
The Team Melli booked a place in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 quarter-finals on Sunday thanks to a 2-0 win over Oman at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The victory leaves coach Carlos Queiroz’s charges still on track to win the nation’s first continental title since 1976, and looking ahead to Thursday’s meeting with China in the next round.