A spokesman for the Presidential Election Headquarters announced that the dates of the Presidential candidates’ debates (June 7, 11 and 15) will have to move as they coincide with World Cup Qualifiers for the Iranian national football team. In order to get the maximum audience, the debates will be held on different nights, to be announced soon, but more likely they will be held the night before or after the football matches. However, later in the day, the Director of the IRIB, the national broadcaster, said that the dates and times are definite and will not change, and the times will not conflict with the football matches.
Read about the Election Headquarters’ Statement at ISNA.
Read about the IRIB statement at IRNA