Iran say goodbye to 2018 World Cup [Video Highlights]

(IranSportsPress – Tehran Times)  Iran finished 1-1 with UEFA champions Portugal at the Mordovia Arena on Monday. Iran, who had a brilliant performance against Spain at Kazan Arena on Wednesday, did not allow Portugal to break through until the 45th minute when Ricardo Quaresma broke the deadlock with a stunning goal. The 34-year-old’s right-footed shot,

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Fortunate Diego Costa goal sees Spain overcome Iran’s stubborn resistance

(IranSportsPress – Telegraph) – The scoreline will record that Spain beat Iran 1-0, to ease their way towards qualification for the last 16. But rarely can a victory have been as hard won. Never mind the kitchen sink, Spain’s players must have felt as if the entire contents of the local porcelain factory had been hurled

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VAR disallows Iran’s goal vs. Spain and Twitter is livid over the referee’s decision

(IranSportsPress – CBS Sports) – Instant replay does a lot of good. It allows officials to go back and make the right call in a questionable situation, and it can also keep matches fair. VAR in the FIFA World Cup has been largely unobtrusive to this point, but that ended during Spain’s 1-0 win over Iran. On the seventh

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Iran vs. Spain 2018 World Cup: Spain pierces Iran’s defense, earns much-needed 1-0 win

(IranSportsPress – Washington Post) The win Spain desperately needed came after just that: 94 minutes of desperate, sprinting, all-out soccer that yielded only one goal and very nearly another. La Furia Roja defeated Iran, 1-0, to earn a much-needed three points in Group B and keep alive hopes of advancing to the World Cup’s knockout

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Iran don’t have supermen like Spain, but are able to do super things

(IranSportsPress – Marca) – Iran are set to face Spain in their second game of 2018 World Cup and their coach, Carlos Queiroz, has warned that his team can cause problems to La Roja. The former Real Madrid tactician has also praised his players’ spirit, as well as their individual talent. “We don’t have supermen like

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Great Satan 1-2 Iran: the most politically charged match in World Cup history

(IranSportsPress – The Guardian) Eoin O’Callaghan – Iran’s surprise start in Russia comes 20 years after a breakout win over the USA in a match fraught with political underpinnings. There was a small rubber ball, dusty streets and not much else. This was Jalal Talebi’s childhood growing up in Tehran in the 1950s. Every day,

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