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Spain outplay Iran 3-1 to reach semi-finals

KOCHI: European champions Spain produced a quality exhibition of tiki-taka as they decimated Iran 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 on Sunday. Spain, one of the pre-tournament favourites, completely dominated the quarter-final match as their one-touch passing game proved to be too good for the Asian giants, who were completely outplayed on the day. Captain Abel Ruiz gave Spain the lead in …

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Iran U-17 v Spaim U-17: Match preview

A contest of the Asians’ resilience versus the Europeans’ languid attacking style After waylaying Germany in Goa, Iran aims to do the improbable again against European champions Spain as the two sides meet in the quarterfinals of the Under-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday. Iran, which has qualified for the quarterfinals for the first time, …

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Spain coach Santiago Denia hails Iran as one of the tournament’s best teams

Kochi: Spain coach Santiago Denia is wary of the threat a resolute Iran could pose in their FIFA U-17 World Cup quarterfinal on Sunday and called their next opponent the team of the tournament. Iran exceeded expectations in the ongoing world event as they stormed into the quarterfinals with four wins, which includes a 4-0 drubbing of pre-tournament favourites Germany. “It is …

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Panama; the next Team Melli Opponent.

 Team Melli, will be meeting another World Cup qualifier,  Panama next month as part of preparations for the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. The Panamanian Football Federation, known as FEPAFUT, announced in a statement that the match has been scheduled for November 10 in the Austrian capital city of Vienna, and will give both national teams …

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What are the secrets of Iran’s success in India?

(FIFA.com) 18 Oct 2017 Iran reach first FIFA U-17 World Cup quarter-final Team Melli have scored more goals than in their previous three tournaments We look at four reasons for Iran’s formidable performances at India 2017 With four wins from four matches, scoring 12 goals while conceding just two, Iran continued their unstoppable march through the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 …

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World Cup 2018 ; Team Melli seeding.

FIFA seeding for next year World Cup is already taking shape with many teams knowing their seeding already.  The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place on December 1, 2017 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. It will determine the group in which each of the 32 qualified national teams will play in at the start of the tournament. The teams …

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Iran U-17 hold off Mexico to make last eight

Iran were 2-0 ahead by the 11th minute Allahyar Sayyad scored his third goal of India 2017 Iranians will face Spain in Kochi on Sunday Iran made it four wins from four matches at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 and qualified for the quarter-finals after fighting to make two early goals stand up against a game Mexican side. …

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MARGAO: High on confidence after a strong show in the group stage, Asian powerhouse Iran would look to keep their unbeaten run intact when they face Mexico in a round 16 match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, here on Tuesday. Iran have enjoyed a good run in this tournament, beating Guinea (3-1), Germany (4-0) and Costa Rica (3-0) to top Group …

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Iran biggest story of group stage

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) 15 Oct 2017 Baichung Bhutia The group stage is over and it’s now over to the knockout stage which kicks-off with the Round of 16 matches. The knockout matches always have their own charm – it’s a do or die for both teams as there can be only one winner. To me, Iran …

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Iran the benchmark for AFC futsal championship 2018 hopefuls

the-afc.com Tabriz: The Islamic Republic of Iran is the setting as the countdown starts for the AFC Futsal Championship 2018 with the South and Central Zone Qualifiers which kicks off on Sunday. The South and Central zones have been merged into one qualification zone as Nepal are the only representatives from the South, bringing the total to seven teams competing for four …

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