Croatian coach Dragan Skocic,officially appointed Iran football Team Melli coach

Tehran (IP) - The 51-year-old Croatian coach Dragan Skocic finalized his contract with the Football Federation of Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday.

Iran Press/Iran news: Football Federation of Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) confirmed that the Croatian coach appointed officially for the Iran national football team but the details of the deal have not been revealed.

Skocic, who parted company with Iranian football club Sanat Naft on Tuesday, replaced Marc Wilmots, Iran Press reported.

The Belgian coach quit Team Melli in early December.

Skocic, who has already worked in Iranian clubs Malavan and Foolad, is Iran’s fifth Croat coach after Stanko Poklepovic, Tomislav Ivic, Miroslav Blazevic and Branko Ivankovic.    

Team Melli will have four must-win matches in late March and early June in the 2022 World Cup qualification. 

Iran will entertain Hong Kong on March 26 in Tehran and meet Cambodia five days later in an away match.

The Persians will face Bahrain and Iraq on June 4 and 9 in Tehran.

Iran, who are going to continue their quest for a sixth World Cup appearance, sit five points behind leaders Iraq in Group C but having played one game fewer.


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