Spain Head Coach Julen Lopetegui: We have a hard match against Iran

( Spain national football team’s coach Julen Lopetegui says they have been drawn in a hard group.

Spain has been drawn with Iran, Portugal and Morocco in Group B of the 2018 World Cup.

“As I’ve already said, we have a tough group. Portugal is champion of Euro and they have fantastic players and takes advantage of an experienced coach,” the Spain coach told the Tasnim News Agency.

“Iran is the first team qualified for the 2018 World Cup.  Iran has a good coach Carlos Queiroz, who knows very good Spanish football. We will have a hard match against Iran,” Lopetegui said.

Asked him if he knows the Iranian players, Lopetegui said, “Yes. I know some of the Iranian players.”

“Morocco also is a good team. Moroccan players are playing in Europe,” he concluded.

Spain will face Portugal on June 15 and meet Iran five days later.