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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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 outclass Riyad Mahrez and Algeria [Video Highlights]

(IranSportsPress – Fox Asia)  – Iran produced a fine display on Tuesday as they continued to build towards the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 2-1 triumph over Algeria at the Merkur Arena in Graz. It took Team Melli just 11 minutes to open the scoring when Sardar Azmoun climbed majestically to meet a right-wing

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Iran is Asia’s best hope in 2018 FIFA World Cup

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iran is the Asia’s best hope going to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Asia Times reported. In 2014, Iran was the best of a bad bunch and only lost to Argentina courtesy of a last-minute moment of magic from Lionel Messi. Now, Team Melli has not only qualified for successive World Cups for the

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Sometimes mouse can escape from cat: Carlos Queiroz

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iran national football team coach Carlos Queiroz says there are times when mouse escapes from cat. Iran have been drawn in Group B along with Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Team Melli have never gotten past the group stage in four World Cups but the former Real Madrid says they will see what happens. Iran will

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Iran’s Tactics is “Reactive Football”: The Guardian

(IranSportsPress.com-The Guardian)- The main aspect of Carlos Queiroz’s tactics is “reactive football” with a deep-lying defense and quick counterattacks. Iran has been drawn along wit, Spain, Portugal and Morocco in Group B of the 2018 World Cup. Team Melli is playing in a second successive World Cup for the first time. Queiroz’s men were the first

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Iran match will be decisive, Morocco coach Renard Says

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Morocco coach Herve Renard says their first match against Iran national football team will be very crucial. Morocco has been drawn against Iran, Spain and Portugal in Group B of the 2018 World Cup. Renard set his sights on their opener against Iran as a potential difference-maker in his team’s campaign. “Our first match against

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