Iran is set to take part at the 2019 Kuban Spring Women U-19 Tournament that will be held in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi next month.
Defending champions Russia, Iran, Belarus and Azerbaijan will compete from the first to fifth March for the highest trophy.
Somaye Shahbazi, who coaches Iran Women’s U-19 football team, says the Iranian side will take part in the competition while it hasn’t had any previous training. “Some of the players were playing in the national league, some else were in India,” she complained.
The format for the tournament will be a single group of four teams, where each participant will play all opponents.
Iran will kick off the campaign on March 1 with a match against Belarus, while Russia meet Azerbaijan the same day.
The Persians will face Russia and Azerbaijan on March 3-5, respectively.
Iran are preparing for the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 Qualifiers Round 2, where they have been drawn in Group B along with host Vietnam, two-time champions Korea Republic and Lebanon.
The Round 2 Qualifiers will be played over three match days from April 26 to 30.