Iran say goodbye to 2018 World Cup [Video Highlights]

(IranSportsPress – Tehran Times)  Iran finished 1-1 with UEFA champions Portugal at the Mordovia Arena on Monday. Iran, who had a brilliant performance against Spain at Kazan Arena on Wednesday, did not allow Portugal to break through until the 45th minute when Ricardo Quaresma broke the deadlock with a stunning goal. The 34-year-old’s right-footed shot,

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Iran vs. Spain 2018 World Cup: Spain pierces Iran’s defense, earns much-needed 1-0 win

(IranSportsPress – Washington Post) The win Spain desperately needed came after just that: 94 minutes of desperate, sprinting, all-out soccer that yielded only one goal and very nearly another. La Furia Roja defeated Iran, 1-0, to earn a much-needed three points in Group B and keep alive hopes of advancing to the World Cup’s knockout

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Iran have chance of beating Morocco: Carlos Queiroz

(IranSportsPress – Tehran Times) Team Melli, who have qualified for the consecutive World Cups for the first time, are making their fifth appearance in the World Cup finals, however the Persian have not yet advanced to the knockout stage. “The first match is always the special match. The tomorrow’s match is a dream match for Iran

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Morocco v Iran preview: First World Cup meeting between sides

(IranSportsPress – SkySport)  Morocco will play Iran for the first time in a World Cup as they start their Group B campaigns on Friday afternoon (4pm BST). Morocco and Iran boast strong defensive records heading into their opening game at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg. Morocco were the only team not to concede a

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Iran coach Queiroz demands apology as Nike refuse to supply World Cup boots

(IranSportsPress – Guardian)  “U.S. sanctions mean that, as a U.S. company, Nike cannot supply shoes to players in the Iranian National team at this time,” Nike had said in a statement. Queiroz, whose side face Morocco in their Group B opener on Friday, said it was an unnecessary statement and asked Fifa to help. “It has been

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Iran Striker Mehdi Taremi Likely to Miss Morocco Match

(IranSportsPress- Tansim) – Team Melli striker Mehdi Taremi will likely miss his first World Cup game against Morocco, scheduled for Friday June 15. Al Gharafa’s striker is considered as one of the best assets of the Iranian team. The football player sustained an injury in Iran’s last friendly game against Lithuania on June 8. If

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World Cup Preparation: Turkey 2 – Iran 1 (Video Highlights)

(IranSportsPress – BBC) Everton striker Cenk Tosun scored twice as Turkey beat World Cup-bound Iran in a friendly. Tosun opened the scoring with an early goal, running on to a ball into the box before firing home with a low strike. The former Besiktas player made it 2-0 soon after the break, tucking a neat

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ACL Round 16 – Mame Thiam leads Esteghlal into quarter-finals (Video Highlights)

(IranSportsPress – AFC) Tehran: A Mame Thiam hat-trick earned Esteghlal the final West Asia AFC Champions League quarter-final ticket as they defeated fellow Islamic Republic of Iran side Zobahan 3-1 in Tuesday’s second leg, securing a 3-2 aggregate win. After a tense start, Esteghlal were awarded a penalty kick inside 11 minutes and Senegalese forward Thiam

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ACL Round 16 – Captain fantastic Hosseini relieved to get past Al Jazira (Video Highlights)

(IranSportsPress – AFC) Tehran: Persepolis captain Seyed Jalal Hosseini has admitted that his side faced a tough obstacle in Al Jazira in the AFC Champions League Round of 16 as the defender’s last-minute strike in Monday’s second leg secured a 2-1 win on the night to advance on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate scoreline. After

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