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Caretaker: Esteghlal team ready to face Qatari Al-Sadd

Doha,The caretaker of the Esteghlal Club of Iran, saying that the team players are in good physical, and technical condition, noted we are ready to play against Al-Sadd team of Qatar.

Amir Hossein Fathi in Doha said, 'We traveled to Qatar a few days before the match, to assess the impact of Qatar's climate on our player's physical preparedness.'

He said that the training started on Thursday evening, a few hours after arriving in Doha, and during the past few days, individual training exercises and training on grass were devoted to tactical tasks, and regular technical meetings by the team coaches have also been held.

Fathi added, 'Fortunately, apart from Farshid Bagheri, who was deprived and stayed in Tehran, none of the team players suffered injuries, and we hope that by presenting a good game and praying our people can compensate for the outcome of the game and go to the next the Champions League round.

The return match will be played on Monday at 20.30 pm Tehran (19 local time).

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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