Iran to host Costa Rica behind closed doors
(IranSportsPress.com)- IFF President confirmed the facility problems in Azadi stadium have not been solved, and Iran will host Costa Rica in an empty stadium.
Kafashian said: “Considering Tehran’s current weather condition and Azadi stadium’s frozen water supply pipes of the washroom facilities, despite the effort to fix the problem, water pipes could not be maintained in time for the match to be able to host Iranian fans."
Kafashian confirmed: "Iran-Costa Rica match will be played in an empty Azadi stadium. Hence, Iranian football fans have to watch the game through their TV sets."
Previously IFF officials were discussing the venue change to a stadium in other provinces, in particular in Kish Island but in Monday's meeting, it is set that the match will take place in Azadi stadium in any case despite having to play Costa Rica in an empty stadium.