Iran, Nigeria friendly match cancelled
The international friendly football match between Iran and Nigeria was cancelled, according to Iran's football federation (IFF), Mehr News Agency reported.
The match was scheduled to take place at Tehran's Azadi Stadium on Wednesday but IFF officials announced the African team called the friendly off.
"The Nigerian football federation secretary general Musa Amadu sent us a letter in which he stated their key players cannot accompany the team. Amadu suggested playing two friendlies in 2011,"said Abbas Torabian Director of the International Committee of Iran Football Federation (IFF).
The newly appointed Nigerian coach Samson Siasia will not have an opportunity to look at his team before he takes over on December 1.
Iran, who is preparing itself for the AFC Asian Cup in Doha, will be divided into two teams and play themselves at the Azadi Stadium on Tuesday.