Iran on Tuesday became the first team to touch down in Russia for the 2018 World Cup which officially commences in Moscow‘s historic Luzhniki Stadium on June 14.
Playing in their fifth World Cup Mundial and sits 36th in the FIFA ranking, Iran will start their Group B campaign against Atlas Lions of Morocco on June 15 in Nizhny Novgorod. And then travel to Kazan for a June 20 clash with former World Cup Winners Spain, before closing their group stage matches against Portugal on June 25.
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The three-time Asian Cup champions effortlessly qualify for their second progressive World Cup, going unbeaten in 10 matches in their Asian grouping.
However, they lost 2:1 to Turkey in their last friendly game on May 28, and have one final World Cup warmup against Lithuania on June 8. They will be based at the training facilities of the Russian Premier League club Lokomotiv Moscow, on the Russian capital’s southwestern edges.