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Monday 11 December 2017-02:00
The Ambassador of Brazil to Iran, Rodrigo de Azeredo Santos met the president of Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran, Mehdi Taj, in Tehran, on Monday.

The Ambassador of Brazil to Iran, Rodrigo de Azeredo Santos, met the president of Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran, Mehdi Taj, on Monday.
Mr. Santos said:  “The volume of trade exchange between Iran and Brazil has reached $ 2.5 billion, and in foreign policy we have nearly similar line of thinking. That being the case, we can think of strengthening the sport relations between the two countries.”
"I've been in Iran for less than a year, and during this time, high-level delegations from three ministries of Brazil have come to Iran to sign cooperation agreements," he said. “I would like to increase football-related contacts between Brazil and Iran, because football is the most popular sport in both countries. Iran have also reached a top level in Futsal and Beach Soccer.”
The Brazilian ambassador to Iran then pointed out the reason of his presence in the Football Federation of Islamic Republic of Iran: “The main reason for my presence in Iran football federation is the subject of inviting the Brazilian national team for a friendly match against Iran football national team. I know this is extremely difficult, but I have a very good relationship with the Brazilian Football Confederation officials and specially with the general secretary of the football confederation of my country. I hope that I will be able to convince the officials of the Brazilian Football Confederation, for a friendly match between Iran and Brazil, at a meeting which will be held next week. It's hard to find free time in the Brazil national team's tight schedule. I have no Idea about the costs of this game , but I hope that the game will be sponsored by the Iranian companies and banks. “
Mehdi Taj, president of Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran, said: " I hope the connection between football teams from both countries will grow more and more. Iran and Brazil have played several futsal and beach soccer matches, but in football, the number of games between the two countries is low. We do our best to negotiate with sponsors and I think there are companies that are interested to invest for this game. “