Friday, May 29, 2009

US wants to play friendly with Iran

Ah.. another one for sports diplomacy. ... according to CBS, Ali Kafashian, Iran's Football Federation chief said he received a proposal from his U.S. counterparts to play a friendly game of football (or soccer- for you Americans) in Tehran later this year. Apparently, he is considering the offer.

"It wouldn't be the first time that sport has cut through the nearly 30-year diplomatic freeze. Weightlifters, basketball players and other athletes have taken part in exchanges between the two countries in recent years.

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