FIFA U-17 World Cup: Iran ready for Mexico challenge

(IranSportsPress.com- The Hindu) – High on confidence after a strong show in the group stage, Asian powerhouse Iran would look to keep their unbeaten run intact when they face Mexico in a pre-quarterfinal match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, in Margao on Tuesday. Iran have enjoyed a good run in this tournament, beating Guinea (3-1),

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World Cup host Russia draws 1-1 with Iran in friendly ( VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com- USA Today)-  Russia salvaged a 1-1 draw in the 2018 World Cup host’s friendly against Iran on Tuesday. The game was played at a pedestrian pace before Sardar Azmoun’s 57th-minute opening goal for Iran, scored on a quick counterattack off a pass by Mehdi Taremi. In response, the Russians took more risks and were

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Iran build towards World Cup with Togo triumph (Video Highlight)

(IranSportsPress – Fox Asia) – Iran’s preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup got underway in fine fashion on Thursday as they claimed a 2-0 friendly win over Togo at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran. Following a goalless first half, Karim Ansarifard broke the deadlock in the 51st minute when he made no mistake in finishing

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Iran’s success reflects the failures of Asian football

(IranSportsPress.com-The Economist)- The continent has struggled to develop more talented players, and suffers from a lack of competition It was the perfect conclusion to a flawless campaign. As the final whistle blew in Iran’s 2-0 victory against Uzbekistan on June 12th, the home side’s World Cup qualification record read: 16 matches played, not a single loss,

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