Fortunate Diego Costa goal sees Spain overcome Iran’s stubborn resistance

(IranSportsPress – Telegraph) – The scoreline will record that Spain beat Iran 1-0, to ease their way towards qualification for the last 16. But rarely can a victory have been as hard won. Never mind the kitchen sink, Spain’s players must have felt as if the entire contents of the local porcelain factory had been hurled

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VAR disallows Iran’s goal vs. Spain and Twitter is livid over the referee’s decision

(IranSportsPress – CBS Sports) – Instant replay does a lot of good. It allows officials to go back and make the right call in a questionable situation, and it can also keep matches fair. VAR in the FIFA World Cup has been largely unobtrusive to this point, but that ended during Spain’s 1-0 win over Iran. On the seventh

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Iran don’t have supermen like Spain, but are able to do super things

(IranSportsPress – Marca) – Iran are set to face Spain in their second game of 2018 World Cup and their coach, Carlos Queiroz, has warned that his team can cause problems to La Roja. The former Real Madrid tactician has also praised his players’ spirit, as well as their individual talent. “We don’t have supermen like

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Great Satan 1-2 Iran: the most politically charged match in World Cup history

(IranSportsPress – The Guardian) Eoin O’Callaghan – Iran’s surprise start in Russia comes 20 years after a breakout win over the USA in a match fraught with political underpinnings. There was a small rubber ball, dusty streets and not much else. This was Jalal Talebi’s childhood growing up in Tehran in the 1950s. Every day,

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Iran need quality from Jahanbakhsh, Azmoun but progress unlikely

(IranSportsPress – ESPN.com) – John Duerden Who they are Captain: Ashkan Dejagah Manager: Carlos Queiroz Nickname: Team Melli FIFA rank (as of April 12, 2018): 36 How they qualified The road to Russia could not have been smoother and straighter for Iran, who became the second team (after Brazil) to secure a spot. All the

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Iran wins International Karate Championships

(IranSportsPress.com-IRNA) – The So-Kyokushin championships was held with the attendance of 10 foreign and 2 Iranian teams in Ahvaz on Feb 28-March 2. Iran, Pakistan, the UAE, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Zimbabwe, Brazil Japan, Kuwait Kurdistan, and Iraq participated in the event. In women section, Afghanistan and Sulaymaniyah teams ranked second and third, and in male

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FIFA told by Iran eventually women will be allowed at games

(IranSportsPress.com- AP Rob Harris) – FIFA is still waiting for Iran to allow women into soccer matches, and still resisting sanctioning the country. Just like predecessor Sepp Blatter five years ago, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has returned from a trip to Tehran with a reassurance from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that women won’t be shut

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