Iran look to edge closer, duo aim to bounce back

( Tuesday’s match day 7 in Asia could see Carlos Queiroz’s take another major step towards Russia 2018 by strengthening their position at the Group A summit. Group B joints leaders Saudi Arabia and Japan will, meanwhile, hope to continue their winning form against Iraq and Thailand respectively as they aim to consolidate their places

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Carlos Queiroz: Marcello Lippi is good for Asian football

( China will play Iran on Tuesday and will be brimming with confidence following their hard-fought win over South Korea on Thursday. Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier in Tehran is not just between Iran and China but is a meeting between two of the highest-profile coaches ever to work in Asian football. Carlos Queiroz is

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China preparing for match against Iran: Marcello Lippi

( China’s newly appointed national football team coach Marcello Lippi says that they are preparing to face Iran in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. Group A struggler China pulled off a major upset by seeing off Korea Republic at home. With the spirited win, its first in this third round,  the team moved out of

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( Iran will look to at least maintain their one-point lead over Korea Republic when they travel to Doha to take on Qatar on Thursday. Carlos Queiroz’s side are the only unbeaten team in Group A but, after Sardor Azmoun’s goal secured a 1-0 victory over the Taeguk Warriors on Matchday Four, Iran saw their

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Iran’s Azmoun, Gucci Players to watch against Qatar

( Iranian strikers Sardar Azmoun and Reza Ghoochannejhad are ‘Players to Watch’ against Qatar football team. Team Melli will face Qatar in Doha’s Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Asia’s third qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on Thursday. Young Sardar Azmoun may be Iran’s top-scorer in this qualifying campaign with eight goals.

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Carlos Queiroz: Iran wants Back-to-Back World Cup Qualification

( Iranian national football team’s head coach Carlos Queiroz says that they are going to secure back-to-back World Cup qualification. Team Melli will look to at least maintain its one-point lead over Korea Republic when the team takes on Qatar in the Russia 2018 Asian Qualifier on Thursday. Carlos Queiroz’s side is the only unbeaten

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Kranjcar Takes Charge of Iran’s Sepahan

( Zlatko “Cico” Kranjcar has been named as new head coach of the Iranian Sepahan football team. The 60-year-old Croat took charge of the Isfahan-based club for the second stint. He has been appointed as Sepahan head coach until the end of the Iran Professional League season with an option to extend the contract. Kranjcar

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