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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FIFA ban Saeid Ezatolahi for Iran’s World Cup opener

(IranSportsPress.com-espnfc.com)-FIFA has banned Iran midfielder Saeid Ezatolahi from his team’s first game at the World Cup. FIFA says its disciplinary panel imposed a two-game suspension on the 21-year-old Ezatolahi for his red card against South Korea in a qualifying match in Seoul on Aug. 31. Ezatolahi brought his boot down on the head of South

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Carlos Queiroz invites 27 men squad for the friendly matches against Togo and Russia

IranSportsPress.com- Carlos Queiroz invites 27 men squad for the friendly matches against Togo and Russia. Team-Melli will face Togo in Azadi Stadium on October 5th and Russia in Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia on October 10th. Charleroi surprising striker, Kaveh Rezaei is included in the new list of Portuguese head coach after more than a

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Carlos Queiroz: The Adopted Son Of Iran

(IranSportsPress.com-TheSportsMan)- Carlos Queiroz has become a treasure in Iran, and after making history with the international team he wants a reoccurrence next year to ensure Team Melli don’t go to Russia as tourists. On June 12, Iran qualified for the World Cup — the first time they’ll be in back-to-back competitions — and now, under former

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Iranian fans love Team-Melli: Carlos Queiroz

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iran national football team coach Carlos Queiroz praised Iranian fans for their support for the team. This month’s 2-0 win over Uzbekistan made Iran the first Asian team to qualify for Russia, clinching top spot in Group A with two games to spare – and without a single goal conceded in 720 minutes of football.

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On this Day….IRAN beat USA in 1998 [VIDEO]

  (IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- The FIFA World Cup France 1998 is remembered for many things: Zinedine Zidane cementing his place amongst the all-time greats, Ronaldo’s pre-final meltdown and David Beckham’s dismissal against Argentina that was followed by scathing criticism in his homeland. Yet 19 years ago to this day, on June 21 1998, the Islamic Republic of

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Iran’s World Cup slogan revealed: “80 million people, one nation, one heartbeat,”

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iran football team, also known as Team Melli, will participate at the 2018 World Cup with “80 million people, one nation, one heartbeat,” slogan. Unbeaten in eight qualifying games, Iran have been in dominant form in Group A, having yet to concede a goal on the Road to Russia. Iran national football team advanced

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Analysis: Azmoun and a watertight defence book Iran’s ticket to Russia

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Pragmatism is the fundamental coaching philosophy of Carlos Queiroz and the Portuguese coach, once again, allied defensive solidity and attacking efficiency for Iran to defeat Uzbekistan en route to Team Melli securing their place at next year’s FIFA World Cup. A fifth appearance at the World Cup and the country’s first-ever back-to-back qualification underline

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