Netherlands enter partnership with Iran football federation

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TEHRAN, IRAN - SEPTEMBER 03:  Ashkan Dejagah celebrates during Iran and Guam in FIFA World Cup Qualifier on September 3, 2015 in Tehran, Iran.  (Photo by Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images)

Football Federation (KNVB) president Michael van Praag announced their plan to form a partnership with after holding a meeting in this week.

Van Praag commented on his joint meeting with head of Iranian Football Federation (FFIRI) Ali Kafashian saying, “it was a very good meeting during which we achieved important agreements to launch new partnership in near future.

“I am deeply pleased with the meeting and I hope by holding similar meetings with Iranian football officials, the two sides will reach new achievements.”

The agreement highlights the collaboration and cooperation through youth football, with a hope to turn it into a means to expand the relations between the two countries.

“I have a good knowledge of Iranian culture and civilization and I hope by signing an MoU we will be able to expand our relations,” added Van Praag.

“Definitely, we will be able to deliver our achievements and possessions to Iran and we can learn many things from Iran reaching mutual cooperation.

“I will surely meet with the technical committee of KNVB in the next few days asking them to communicate with their FFIRI in order to make a comprehensive plan forming the roadmap of our cooperation.”