On June 11 Tashkent hosts a friendly match between the national football team of Uzbekistan and the team of Iran.
The match takes place ahead of the World Cup 2018 and the Asian Cup 2019 Qualifyings. Its first match within the qualifying Uzbekistan players will have on June 16 with DPRK national team in Pyongyang. Along with DPRK and Uzbekistan teams the group H has the teams of Bahrain, the Philippines, and Yemen.
The team of Iran, heading the Asian teams in FIFA list will compete with players of Oman, India, Turkmenistan and Guam to reach WC 2018 and Asian Cup 2019 competitions.