FIFA bans Iran from hosting Zimbabwe
World football governing body has banned Iran national football team from hosting Zimbabwe in an international friendly match on Wednesday 12 November.
Iran Football Federation official Omid Jamali confirmed that they were locked out by the federation's rule which orders that teams have to rest at least three days between any two games in two different continents and duration of their flights to be more than five hours.
Registered another friendly
The Warriors of Zimbabwe had scheduled a friendly match away to Morocco on Sunday 16 November hence cannot play another four days later in Asian continent.
-After preliminary talks for a friendly game between Iran and Zimbabwe, we sent the required forms to FIFA, seeking their permission when we were told that Zimbabwe had earlier registered another friendly game in Morocco with the country's national team, Jamal is quoted as saying by Harare24.com
This happens after Iran cancelled their friendly with Kenya's Harambee Stars claiming the latter's football authorities had demanded a hefty $50,000 in cash apart from their travels and accommodation. Story by Ghana/Joy Sports