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Iran’s Asian Cup chances weakened by poor preparation, says coach Queiroz

 Michael Lynch Senior sports reporter with The Age Iran has been touted as one of the favourites to go all the way and take out the Asian Cup, but if you listen to coach Carlos Queiroz their chances have been vastly over-rated. The former Manchester United assistant manager and Real Madrid and Portugal coach has been in charge of Team …

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Susic and Queiroz leave posts

fifa.com © Getty Images 26 Jun 2014 PA   Bosnia and Herzegovina are set to begin a new era under a new coach after their FIFA World Cup™ campaign ended on Wednesday, while Iran will also begin their search for Carlos Queiroz’s replacement after not renewing his contract. Coach of the Balkan team, Safet Susic, has announced he will step …

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World Cup 2014 Group’F’: How can the teams qualify?

Ahead of the final round of fixtures in Group F, we look at the various permutations.  The remaining games are Nigeria vs Argentina and Iran vs Bosnia-Herzegovina.  Argentina – Qualified Lionel Messi’s late goal over Iran last week booked a place for the Argentinians in the last 16.  A draw over second place Nigeria will see them top Group F. …

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Dejagah: Iran will be going for goals

© Getty Images 24 Jun 2014 FIFA.com   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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Iran vs. Argentina Reports & Analysis..and a bit of Maradona.

 BBC.com Review Lionel Messi curled a stunning 91st-minute winner to send Argentina through to the World Cup knockout stage and rob the excellent Iran of a deserved point. Iran spent much of the first half under pressure but more than once threatened to inflict what would have been a huge upset.   Lionel Messi scores stunning goal in stoppage time …

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Nigeria defeats Bosnia-Herzegovina

Peter Odemwingie scored the African champions Nigeria only goal to defeat Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 at Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, on Saturday, June 21. The win gives Nigeria its 4th point in Group F and enhance its chances to qualify with Argentina. Nigeria have their first World Cup win since 1994 and Bosnia are out of the World Cup. It was an unspired …

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Carlos Queiroz “fans must judge players on reality of Iranian amateur league !!”

• Coach hits back over boos after dour draw with Nigeria• Portuguese praises his ‘amateur league’ squad’s achievements The Guardian, Tuesday 17 June 2014 16.43 BST Carlos Queiroz said his Iran players deserve ‘respect and civility’ for reaching the World Cup finals.  When the final whistle went in the first 0-0 draw of the World Cup, Iran’s players gathered in the middle of …

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Editorial: How good Team Melli was vs. Nigeria?

There wasn’t much doubt as to what type of football we would be expecting to see from Carlos Queiroz men against Nigeria. It wasn’t much of a spectacle for the avid football fans but Queiroz has to be credited for achieving what he planned in the first place. The coach decided to play a strong defensive game and that game-plan …

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Team Melli draws blank against Nigeria

Team Melli drew with Nigeria 0-0 in the first match for both teams in Group F. Argentina is currently leading the table with 3 points after winning their opener against Bosnia & Herzegovina. Carlos Queiroz fielded a strong defensive line up with 6 recognized defenders sticking to his now well recognized strategy of a strong defensive team. The only surprise …

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8 Years wait will be over comes Monday

It has been 8 years since team Melli last kicked a ball in the World Cup. 8 years wait and patience for the avid and passionate fans to see their beloved Team Melli perform at the highest level of world football again. Ironically , the last time the team played was against an African team , Angola. The next match is …

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