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FOOTBALL: Iran's training camp in Portugal cancelled due to lack of funds


Source: Tehran Times

The Iranian Footfall Federation (IFF) announced that the training camp which was supposed to be held in Portugal has been cancelled due to lack of funds. "We tried to arrange the training camp but it's impossible due to lack of money," Mehr News Agency quoted head of IFF Ali Kaffashian as saying on Sunday.

file photo: Iranian football team during one of their practice sessions

Iran was scheduled to face Gabon in its training camp in Lisbon on September 12 as well as a friendly against Sporting Lisbon.

Iran football coach Carlos Queiroz told FIFA last week his priority is a good preparation ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

"We have to make a worthy, creditable contribution, one that will honor and make all the supporters in Iran proud. How are we going to do that? With a wide-ranging, intensive preparation, as without that we won't be able to compete against the big teams," he said.

Iran qualified for the 2014 World Cup in June after beating South Korea 1-0 in Ulsan.

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