World Cup host Russia draws 1-1 with Iran in friendly ( VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com- USA Today)-  Russia salvaged a 1-1 draw in the 2018 World Cup host’s friendly against Iran on Tuesday. The game was played at a pedestrian pace before Sardar Azmoun’s 57th-minute opening goal for Iran, scored on a quick counterattack off a pass by Mehdi Taremi. In response, the Russians took more risks and were

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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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Carlos Quieroz battles difficult World Cup build up with Iran

Ryan Benson (goal) -The manager has his work cut out for him with several clubs not releasing players early and his club managed just a scoreless draw Sunday against Belarus. Iran’s FIFA World Cup preparations continued Sunday with a 0-0 draw against Belarus in Austria. The Iranians’ build up to this year’s tournament has been

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Iran Captain Javad Nekounam Finally Arrives at Iran camp

(Iran Sports Press) – The former Osasuna  star finally arrived at Iran’s Austria camp in preparation for the 2014 World Cup.  Javad Nekounam was greeted by a happy Carlos Queiroz at the hotel lobby who was delighted to see his captain finally arrive. Nekounam was held back from arriving with the rest of the team because

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uhlsport Response to Iran players and Coach : ” A Pity “

(Super Sport) – The German kit supplier to Iran’s World Cup squad hit back on Wednesday over allegations that it has provided shoddy gear, including shrinking socks and shirts, to the players. Uhlsport, in a statement sent to AFP in Tehran, said it was “shocked and shaken” by claims that it supplied second-rate outfits to

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Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz fumes as infighting leaves his squad woefully underprepared

(The Telegraph) – There were no fans, no penalty areas painted on to the grass and no referee but on Apr 22 the Iran national team’s 5-0 success over South African club Moroka Swallows in Johannesburg was still a victory. And they have come at a premium this year. Carlos Queiroz’s Iran team are currently on a

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Iranian players & coach bash uhlsports

(AP) – Iran’s World Cup coach and players have hit out at the country’s football federation and kit sponsor for providing shrinking socks, boots that are too small and not enough equipment. The row has worsened tensions between coach Carlos Queiroz and the federation over chaotic preparations for the finals, which start June 12 in

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