Iran have chance of beating Morocco: Carlos Queiroz

(IranSportsPress – Tehran Times) Team Melli, who have qualified for the consecutive World Cups for the first time, are making their fifth appearance in the World Cup finals, however the Persian have not yet advanced to the knockout stage. “The first match is always the special match. The tomorrow’s match is a dream match for Iran

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Morocco v Iran preview: First World Cup meeting between sides

(IranSportsPress – SkySport)  Morocco will play Iran for the first time in a World Cup as they start their Group B campaigns on Friday afternoon (4pm BST). Morocco and Iran boast strong defensive records heading into their opening game at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg. Morocco were the only team not to concede a

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Iran coach Queiroz demands apology as Nike refuse to supply World Cup boots

(IranSportsPress – Guardian)  “U.S. sanctions mean that, as a U.S. company, Nike cannot supply shoes to players in the Iranian National team at this time,” Nike had said in a statement. Queiroz, whose side face Morocco in their Group B opener on Friday, said it was an unnecessary statement and asked Fifa to help. “It has been

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Iran Striker Mehdi Taremi Likely to Miss Morocco Match

(IranSportsPress- Tansim) – Team Melli striker Mehdi Taremi will likely miss his first World Cup game against Morocco, scheduled for Friday June 15. Al Gharafa’s striker is considered as one of the best assets of the Iranian team. The football player sustained an injury in Iran’s last friendly game against Lithuania on June 8. If

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World Cup Preparation: Turkey 2 – Iran 1 (Video Highlights)

(IranSportsPress – BBC) Everton striker Cenk Tosun scored twice as Turkey beat World Cup-bound Iran in a friendly. Tosun opened the scoring with an early goal, running on to a ball into the box before firing home with a low strike. The former Besiktas player made it 2-0 soon after the break, tucking a neat

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Iran names initial squad for World Cup

(IranSportsPress – AP) TEHRAN, Iran — Jalal Hosseini and Vouria Ghaffouri have both been left off Iran’s provisional 24-man squad for the World Cup. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz did not say why Hosseini, a Persepolis defender, and Ghaffouri were not included. There was space for midfielders Masoud Shojaei and Ehsan Hajsafi, however. Both played with

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Iran Edges Past Uzbekistan in Friendly

(IranSportsPress – Tasnim) Iran national football team defeated Uzbekistan 1-0 in a friendly match on Saturday. The match took place in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in front of 20,000 spectators. Rouzbeh Cheshmi scored the only goal of the match in the 17th minute with a header. Carlos Queiroz fielded the youngsters including Majid Hosseini, Ali Gholizadeh,

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Karim Ansarifard: Iran not easy opponent at World Cup

(IranSportsPress – Tehran Times) TEHRAN – Iran international striker Karim Ansarifard says Team Melli will not be an easy opponent in World Cup. Team Melli have been drawn in Group B of the 2018 World Cup along with Spain, Morocco and Portugal. The Iran national football team will open the campaign with a match against Morocco

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