Pooladi trailing Muller to top Castrol player rating index

Fifa.com —    Thomas Muller has already attracted plenty of back-page headlines in this FIFA World Cup™ so it is no surprise to see the Germany forward at the head of the Castrol Edge Statistical Index at the end of the first set of group-stage matches. Muller’s treble against Portugal in Germany’s comprehensive opening Group

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Iran Vs Nigeria; Stats, facts and team tews

DailyMail —  Iran will face its first challenge against Nigeria in handful of hours and below are some facts and stats about the two teams. Group F: Iran v Nigeria Venue: Iran v Nigeria  Kick-off: Arena de Baixada, Curitiba Odds: Iran 13/5, Draw 21/10, Nigeria 23/20  Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador) Managers: Carlos Queiroz (Portugal) and Stephen Keshi (Nigeria) Key clash: Reza Ghoochannejhad v Joseph

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TeamMelli, the third least valuable team during World Cup 2014

Times.com —  On Thursday, FIFA announced the 23 players for each of the 32 World Cup teams. All put together, these 786 players have a total market value of $9.69 billion, according to the trading site Transfermarkt. The priciest squad taking the field in Brazil this month? Spain. The scrappiest? Honduras. The Spanish squad’s players have a

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TeamMelli jersey numbers determined

(IranSportsPress) — With exactly one week remaining to the start of the 2014 World Cup the Iran Football Federation has announce the list of jersey numbers the players will be wearing.  Interestingly above all is Rahman Ahmadi’s number 1 jersey which usually implies to the starting goal keeper. Karim Ansarifard has also been awarded the

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Goochannejhad: If Carlos Quiroz wasn’t here we wouldn’t be going to the World Cup

Reza Goochannejhad, the Team Melli striker who has scored 9 goals in his 13 appearances and is visiting his hometown of Mashad for the first time in twenty years made the statement in a setting with local reporters. He continued by saying that Carlos Quiroz is one of the most respected coaches in Europe and

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Steve Beitashour wants to play for Iran in World Cup

Kevin Baxter Los Angeles Times Steven Beitashour wants to make a couple of things clear right away. First of all, his decision to play for Iran in this summer’s World Cup had nothing to do with politics. “I just thought about soccer,” Beitashour says. “It’s a great opportunity, especially to play on the international stage.”

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Former Arsenal star joins TM as Assistant

(Mail Online)- Former Arsenal midfielder Edu will assist Iran manager Carlos Queiroz at the World Cup in Brazil this summer. The 35-year-old is currently general manager of Brazilian club Corinthians who will host the Iran squad for a pre-tournament training camp. Edu made more than 100 appearances for Arsenal, winning two Premier League titles and

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