Omani Abu Bakar chosen to officiate Iran v Uzbekistan match

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Ahmed Abu Bakar Said Al-Kaf has been chosen to officiate Iran and Uzbekistan match in the 2018 World Cup qualifier. The match has been scheduled on Monday in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium. Team Melli will confirm their place at the FIFA World Cup should they defeat third-placed Uzbekistan in Group A. Abu Bakar will be assisted

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Queiroz pragmatism proves key yet again for Iran

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Another game at the Azadi Stadium yielded yet another victory for Carlos Queiroz and his Islamic Republic of Iran side as Team Melli moved a step closer to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 finals next year with a 1-0 win over China. Mehdi Taremi’s (pictured) solitary goal means Iran remain unbeaten in qualifying, boasting

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Marcello Lippi praises Team-Melli

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- China coach Marcello Lippi praised Iran’s defense after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Team Melli in the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Tehran on Tuesday. In Group A, Iran maintained its undefeated run by edging China at home. Mehdi Taremi, the scorer of the match-winner in the last outing against Qatar, was again the

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Iran look to edge closer, duo aim to bounce back

(IranSportsPress.com-FIFA)- 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

(IranSportsPress.com-scmp.com)- 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

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- 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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