(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
(IranSportsPress.com) | Fox Soccer – Not every team comes to the World Cup to win it. But every team can strive and define for itself what its dream consists of. For a country that has never reached the second round of a World Cup, that achievement alone can be their fevered folly. Iran is no
(BBC) – A German beer manufacturer is in hot water with some Iranians over its World Cup-themed beer bottles, it’s been reported. Gaffel Koelsch beer bottles apparently feature labels and tops adorned with the flags of teams competing in Brazil. But some Iranian politicians are not happy, saying the use of Iran’s flag is insulting.
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian national football team coach Carlos Queiroz said that Nigeria is one the best teams in the world but they are going to keep their heads up at the end of the match against the African powerhouse team. Iran has been pitted in Group F of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against
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.
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
(Goal.com) – Carlos Queiroz’s side beat Trinidad and Tobago on Friday and his assistand is confident they are ready for the challenge of the summer showpiece Iran assistant coach Oceano Cruz was quick to switch the country’s focus to their World Cup opener with Nigeria after the 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago on Friday.
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
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
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