World Cup 2014: Ten memorable moments from Brazil

(iransportspress) – blackmorevale – Mario Gotze’s stunning strike in extra time secured Germany’s first World Cup since reunification – bringing down the curtain on a memorable tournament in Brazil. This year’s World Cup has been regarded by many as one of the most entertaining tournaments in years. What was your favourite moment? Leave a comment

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The Art of the Penalty Kick Has Changed for the Better, or Worse

(IranSportsPress.com) | Bleacher Report – For decades, teams have been playing extra time in major competitions like the World Cup in preparation for—one might say in hopes of—the match ending in penalty kicks. With Costa Rica fighting valiantly for much of regulation against the Netherlands, it looked like the last quarterfinal played in the 2014

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Iran 22nd in World Cup Power Rankings

(IranSportsPress.com) – American sports website Bleacherreport.com released an updated power rankings for all teams participating in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after the completed Quarterfinals matches. The Iranian national team which started out 32nd in the list before the start of the World Cup moved up to 22nd place one ahead of Italy. Although

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Iran slump out of World Cup with disappointing defeat to Bosnia

(IranSportsPress.com) | The Guardian – Argentina played their part and won in Porte Alegre, yet Iran could not rouse themselves to take advantage and progress at Nigeria’s expense. Iran needed a win by a couple of goals to finish second, but goals are evidently not their speciality. For more than 80 minutes it looked like

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Bosnia v Iran preview: Iran can still make it through – but they have to score

(iransportspress.com) LondonEveningStandard – Iran can still reach the second round of the World Cup by beating already relegated Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday, but they need to do what they haven’t done so far in the tournament – score goals. Iran have faced criticism for their dour defensive tactics after a 0-0 draw against Nigeria in their

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Dejagah: Iran will be going for goals

(iransportspress.com) Fifa – There are two sides to any successful team and, for 181 minutes at Brazil 2014, Iran have been near-flawless in one. Certainly, few defences at this FIFA World Cup™ have been as disciplined or well-drilled as Carlos Queiroz’s, and it took a goal out of nothing – a moment of pure Lionel

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