Iran to face Croatia in friendly

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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)

The Croatian national team will play its first international football match ever in the northern city of Koprivnica in May.

will face at the end of May in an international as it builds up to Euro 2016 in France. The match will be the first to be hosted in the city and Koprivnica will join Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek and Varaždin as hosts of the national side, writes daily Vecernji list.

Croatia and Iran have met twice before in friendlies. Croatia won 2-0 just before France ’98 in Rijeka and the two sides played out a 2-2 draw in Osijek in a warm-up before the World Cup in 2006 in Germany.

The match against Iran will be the third warm up match ahead of Euro 2016. This month Croatia face Israel in Osijek and Hungary in Budapest.

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