Asian Cup semi-finalists Iran train in Abu Dhabi

  • Sunday 27, January 2019 11:03 AM
Sharjah 24 – AP: Three-time AFC Asian Cup champions Iran conducted a training session in Abu Dhabi on Saturday as Carlos Queiroz's side continued their preparations ahead of Monday's semi-final against Japan.
Iran will begin the game as favourites - they are the highest FIFA-ranked team in Asia at 19, have yet to concede a goal in the tournament, and are the competition's joint top scorers with Qatar (12).
 
Japan, who have won the Asian Cup four times in the past, are ranked 50th in the world and although they have won all five of their games so far, the 'Blue Samurai' have not been convincing.