Iran World Cup star Ashkan Dejagah unsure of Fulham future

(IranSportsPress.com) | The Daily Star – Ashkan Dejagah is desperate for another World Cup super show – so he can stay in the Premier League. The Fulham attacker was seconds away from helping Iran stun Argentina on Saturday in Belo Horizonte, before Lionel Messi’s late winner. It was a performance which put the 27-year-old in the

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Messi’s goal cannot hide reality

Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Lionel Messi scored an injury-time goal that gave Argentina a by-then-unexpected win over Iran, but he only found the net after another lacklustre performance. “When you have Messi, anything is possible,” Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said after the game. While the goal appears to support that view, it is a fact

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Stopping Lionel Messi? Iran boss Carlos Queiroz knows just how to do it

(London Evening Standard) – The arch-realist in Carlos Queiroz refused to downplay the scale of the task. The Iran coach was never going to try the usual manager trick of talking about it as just another game. Quite the opposite. “Our match with Argentina will be the most important and biggest in Iran’s history,” Queiroz

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Messi wants more offensive Argentina against Iran

(AP) BELO HORIZONTE, June 20 — Argentina captain Lionel Messi believes coach Alejandro Sabella has to back his side’s attacking capabilities and include him among a front three when they face Iran on Sunday in Belo Horizonte. Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain is expected to return to Sabella’s starting line-up as the two-time winners look to

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Davari Inks Two-Year Deal with Zurich based Grasshopper

(IranSportsPress.com) – Team Melli keeper Daniel Davari (@DavariD26) has just inked a two-year deal with Zurich based Grasshoppers in the Raiffeisen Super League. Davari joins existing keepers Roman Burki and Davide Taini and will battle for the top spot on the team. Most recently Davari was the choice keeper for Bundesliga side Eintracht Braunschweig that

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Iran wins Asian Taekwondo Championships

(PressTV) – Iranian men’s taekwondo team has been crowned as the champion of the 2014 Asian Taekwondo Championships held in Uzbekistan. The Iranian team won the title on Wednesday after claiming three gold, two silver and a bronze medal in the 21st Asian event in Tashkent. On the last day of the event, Mehdi Khodabakhshi

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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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