Iran Striker Mehdi Taremi Likely to Miss Morocco Match

(IranSportsPress- Tansim) – Team Melli striker Mehdi Taremi will likely miss his first World Cup game against Morocco, scheduled for Friday June 15. Al Gharafa’s striker is considered as one of the best assets of the Iranian team. The football player sustained an injury in Iran’s last friendly game against Lithuania on June 8. If

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Iran build towards World Cup with Togo triumph (Video Highlight)

(IranSportsPress – Fox Asia) – Iran’s preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup got underway in fine fashion on Thursday as they claimed a 2-0 friendly win over Togo at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran. Following a goalless first half, Karim Ansarifard broke the deadlock in the 51st minute when he made no mistake in finishing

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Bosnia v Iran preview: Iran can still make it through – but they have to score

(iransportspress.com) LondonEveningStandard – Iran can still reach the second round of the World Cup by beating already relegated Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday, but they need to do what they haven’t done so far in the tournament – score goals. Iran have faced criticism for their dour defensive tactics after a 0-0 draw against Nigeria in their

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Dejagah: Iran will be going for goals

(iransportspress.com) Fifa – There are two sides to any successful team and, for 181 minutes at Brazil 2014, Iran have been near-flawless in one. Certainly, few defences at this FIFA World Cup™ have been as disciplined or well-drilled as Carlos Queiroz’s, and it took a goal out of nothing – a moment of pure Lionel

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Carlos Queiroz blasts referee, “How can this guy sleep tonight, or for the rest of his life?”

(AP) — Iran coach Carlos Queiroz questioned how the referee in Saturday’s 1-0 World Cup loss to Argentina will be able to sleep at night after ignoring claims for a penalty. Referee Milorad Mazic didn’t point to the spot when Argentina right back Pablo Zabaleta challenged Ashkan Dejagah in the second half as the midfielder

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9 reasons to watch and love Iran at the World Cup

(yourmiddleeast) – From good looks to environmental awareness, Your Middle East’s Alborz Habibi has put together a bunch of reasons for you to fall in love with Team Melli. 1. Middle East representation Iran and Algeria were the only countries in the conflict-hit Middle East to qualify for the Brazil World Cup last year. An

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World Cup – Factbox: Argentina v Iran

(erurosport) – Where: The Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte Capacity: 58,259 When: Saturday June 21, 1300 local (1600 GMT/1200 ET) Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia) Probable teams: Argentina: 1-Sergio Romero; 4-Pablo Zabaleta; 2-Ezequiel Garay; 16-Marcos Rojo; 17-Federico Fernandez; 5-Fernando Gago; 7-Angel Di Maria; 14-Javier Mascherano; 9-Gonzalo Higuain; 10-Lionel Messi; 20-Sergio Aguero. Iran: 12-Alireza Haghighi; 15-Pejman Montazeri; 4-Jalal

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