Iran’s national coach Dragan Skocic pushes aside the political explosiveness of the World Cup preliminary game between Iran and the US.
He could understand this, but it goes to the final round in Qatar for football, not politics, the 53-year-old Kroat said after the draw of the group stage in Doha.
“My team and I will therefore only focus on the political explosivenessy and prepare optimally on the games.”
In Group B, Iran and the US meet each other on 29 November.
Between the two countries there are enormous political tensions, among other things because of the Iranian nuclear program.
Both also play against England and the winner of the European playoffs still to be completed (Scotland, Wales or Ukraine).
“It could have come worse, such as together with Spain and Germany in a group,” Skocic said.