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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Iran’s success reflects the failures of Asian football

(IranSportsPress.com-The Economist)- The continent has struggled to develop more talented players, and suffers from a lack of competition It was the perfect conclusion to a flawless campaign. As the final whistle blew in Iran’s 2-0 victory against Uzbekistan on June 12th, the home side’s World Cup qualification record read: 16 matches played, not a single loss,

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President Hasan Rouhani meets Iran national football team

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- President Hassan Rouhani met Iran national football team, also known as Team Melli, on Wednesday. The president wanted to personally congratulate the team on winning a berth in the 2018 World Cup. In addition to football players, coaching staff, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Masoud Soltanifar and head of Iran Football Federation Mehdi

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Team-Melli to play Russia in a friendly on October 10th

IranSportsPress.com- Iran National Football Team known as ” Team-Melli” will play in a friendly match against 2018 FIFA World Cup host, Russia on October 10th, 2017. Carlos Queiroz announced the news during Iran-Uzbekistan post-match conference. Team-Melli secured their qualifications to Russia 2018 with a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan. Iran remains on top of Group A

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Iran beats Uzbekistan and qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia[VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com-FIFA.com)- Iran are the first team from Asia to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ after a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan on Monday evening. Iran are the first Asian team to qualify for next year’s FIFA World Cup™ Monday’s 2-0 win over Uzbekistan secured their place at Russia 2018 This is the fifth

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Fans are our 12th man against Uzbekistan: Carlos Queiroz

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iran national football team coach Carlos Queiroz calls for fans to pack out Azadi Stadium for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan. Team Melli will host Uzbekistan on Monday at the Azadi Stadium and a win will see the team advance to the World Cup. Iran stand on the brink of advancing to successive

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