World Cup – Factbox: Argentina v Iran

(erurosport) – Where: The Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte Capacity: 58,259 When: Saturday June 21, 1300 local (1600 GMT/1200 ET) Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia) Probable teams: Argentina: 1-Sergio Romero; 4-Pablo Zabaleta; 2-Ezequiel Garay; 16-Marcos Rojo; 17-Federico Fernandez; 5-Fernando Gago; 7-Angel Di Maria; 14-Javier Mascherano; 9-Gonzalo Higuain; 10-Lionel Messi; 20-Sergio Aguero. Iran: 12-Alireza Haghighi; 15-Pejman Montazeri; 4-Jalal

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Andujar: Argentina must respect Iran

(sportal) – Argentina back-up goalkeeper Mariano Andujar said they must not underestimate Iran in their FIFA World Cup clash. Andujar and Agustin Orion are behind Sergio Romero in the pecking order to be in goal for Alejandro Sabella’s side. And while many believe Romero will be untroubled in Argentina’s second game in Group F against

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Argentina to face stubborn Iran in Group F

(FRANK GRIFFITHS Associated Press ) –  After stuttering in the early stages of in its opening match, Argentina’s attack will need to use all its talent to find a way to break through Iran’s stubborn defense in its second Group F game. Lionel Messi’s remarks earlier this week about the team’s tactics in the first match

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Pooladi trailing Muller to top Castrol player rating index

Fifa.com —    Thomas Muller has already attracted plenty of back-page headlines in this FIFA World Cup™ so it is no surprise to see the Germany forward at the head of the Castrol Edge Statistical Index at the end of the first set of group-stage matches. Muller’s treble against Portugal in Germany’s comprehensive opening Group

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Queiroz Wins Tactical Battle Against ‘Rival’ Keshi

(allAfrica) – Canny Iranian coach Carlos Queiroz won a tactical battle against Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi when his underdog Middle East combination held Africa’s much-vaunted Super Eagles to a goalless draw in a World Cup game in Curitiba, Brazil, on Monday night. Neither Queiroz, who occupied the post of coach of South Africa’s national team for

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Player Ratings: Iran 0-0 Nigeria

(sportsmole) – Iran and Nigeria played out the first draw of the World Cup so far with a 0-0 result at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba. Read below for Sports Mole’s summary of the players on show: IRAN Goal Alireza Haghighi: Only his sixth cap, and at times, it showed. Seemed nervous when dealing with

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