Iran is to invite the German football federation president to Tehran, the governmental sports daily Iran reported Sunday.
The head of the Iranian Football Federation, Ali Kafashian, will send an invitation letter to his German counterpart, Theo Zwanziger, for a visit to Tehran to expand cooperation between the two federations, the daily reported without giving further details, the dpa reported.
The German national team made a friendly game against Iran in October 2004 with the aim of helping the quake-hit people of Bam in south-eastern Iran.
The game, in front of more than 100,000 enthusiastic Iranian fans in Tehran's Azadi stadium, ended 2-0 for the German side, with goals by Fabian Ernst and Thomas Brdaric.
Before the game, the German football federation donated 1 million euros (1.6 million dollars) for Bam which was devastated in December 2003 by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake, killing more than 30,000 and making tens of thousands homeless.