Team Melli first head to the Uzbek capital Tashkent for a game at the Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium on Thursday, 8 October, kick-off 2pm before heading to Antalya, Turkey, to take on Mali next Tuesday, 13 October, kick-off 3pm.

The games are in preparation for Iran's remaining 2022 World Cup Second Round qualifiers which are scheduled to be played next year. Dragan Skočić's side are currently third in Group C with six points from their opening four matches. Six games remain as Saman and his teammates fight for one of the Group's two spots in the Third Qualifying Round.

Saman, who joined The Bees on loan from Amiens SC a fortnight ago, has 21 caps for his nation, as well as two for his country of birth, Sweden. He has scored twice in those games for Iran and once for Sweden.

The 27-year-old made his Bees debut last Thursday, setting up Marcus Forss for the opener as we beat Fulham 3-0 in the Fourth Round of the Carabao Cup. His Sky Bet Championship debut came yesterday off the bench during our 4-2 defeat to Preston North End.