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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World Cup: Steven Beitashour relishing opportunity with Iran – “I’ll never forget it”

Michael McColl (MLSSoccer.com) – Vancouver Whitecaps defender Steven Beitashour still has to pinch himself when he thinks about being presented with the amazing opportunity of being part of the 2014 World Cup. This will be his first World Cup, and he’s still unsure what to expect and how he should react to the whole experience.

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Cafu Backs Iran to Beat Argentina

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Former Brazilian footballer Marcos Evangelista de Moraes, better known as Cafu, believes that Iran will defeat Argentina in the 2014 World Cup. Two-time FIFA World Cup winner Cafu sent a short message to the Iranian football team ahead of the crucial match. The message is: “You will win against Argentina.” The 20th

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Argentina vs. Slovenia, 2014 World Cup friendlies: Final score 2-0, Albiceleste looking sharp

By Kevin McCauley (SBNation) – Argentina are headed to the World Cup in better form than any of their serious competitors to win the title. Coming off a thrashing of Trinidad and Tobago, Alejandro Sabella opted to rest his stars against tougher opposition — Slovenia — while also changing formations. The adjustments didn’t hurt them

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NIGERIA KEEPER’S OWN GOAL DISALLOWED IN SUSPECT SCOTLAND FRIENDLY

By Thomas Hautmann (FoxSoccer) – Nigeria keeper Austin Ejide had a fishy-looking own goal disallowed during Wednesday’s friendly match vs. Scotland, just one day after British police investigated allegations of attempted match-fixing on that very same match. Hmm. With Scotland already up 1-0, Ejide appeared to blatantly slap the ball into his own net while

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Iran vs. Montenegro: 6 Things We Learned from Goalless Friendly Draw

By Vince Siu (BleacherReport) – Iran played out a 0-0 draw against Montenegro in an international friendly in Austria on Monday as they continued their preparations for this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. Clear-cut chances were few and far between for Carlos Queiroz’s men, as they notched a second goalless draw on the bounce in

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