Payvand.com - Iran's National Soccer Team is holding practice sessions in Tehran under the guidance of the recently appointed coach Afshin Ghotbi.
Iran, which is in Group B of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers along with Saudi Arabia, South Korea, the UAE and North Korea, will clash with North Korea in its next match on June 6.
South Korea currently leads the group on 11 points, one point ahead of North Korea and Saudi Arabia. Iran sits fourth with six points, while the UAE is at the bottom of the group with only one point.
Iran's coach Ghotbi has extensive national team experience as an assistant coach with the United States and South Korea, where he worked under Dutch coaches Guus Hiddink, Dick Advocaat and Pim Verbeek.
He has coached the Iranian team Persepolis and was second in charge of Los Angeles Galaxy and South Korea's Suwon Bluewings.
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