TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Media reports suggest that FIFA has announced that some of Iranís money for football activities, which has been blocked due to the international sanctions, will now be released.
On the sidelines of the 60th anniversary of the Asian Football Confederation in the Philippines, Ali Kaffashian met FIFA president Sepp Blatter and informed him that Iranís Football Federation finds it difficult to support the national football team without access to FIFA funding.
Blatter has reportedly promised to release some of the blocked funding.
Iran is eligible for $7 million to $8 million in FIFA funds, which are allotted to teams that reach the World Cup. The funding is aimed at helping prepare the team for the games.