VAR: Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal & Spain get to grips with system

VAR had its most controversial night at the World Cup on Monday. And as Portugal boss Fernando Santos said – “it all got a little weird”. On four occasions across

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Spain Happy to Escape With 1-0 Victory Over Iran

Spain, one of the tournament favorites, drew even with Portugal atop of Group B with an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Iran Wednesday night. Spain’s only goal came after an Iranian

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World Cup 2018: Iran vs Spain prediction, odds, line-ups and preview as deadly Diego Costa aims to cut down Group B pace setters

Spain will be looking to make a big statement after last week’s shaky 3-3 draw with Portugal in the immediate aftermath of Julen Lopetegui’s sacking. Iran are still on cloud nine

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Iran World Cup squad guide: Full fixtures, group, ones to watch, odds and more

Iran are ranked 36th in the Fifa rankings, just two placed below Scotland and five below the Republic of Ireland and are playing in consecutive World Cups for the first time in

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Nike cuts ties with Iran’s World Cup team, citing U.S. sanctions

President Donald Trump’s recent decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and restore heavy economic sanctions on the country is having an effect on an arena beyond politics: the 2018 World

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Lionel Messi lookalike almost ends up in Iranian prison after proving too popular with selfie-hunting fans

An Iranian student almost landed himself in a jail cell this weekend – for looking like global football icon Lionel Messi. Reza Parastesh bears an uncanny resemblance to the Barcelona

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Sardar Azmoun: The ‘Iranian Messi’ set to light up the World Cup and Premier League

Bleacher Report – KAZAN, One of the main issues surrounding Iran’s Sardar Azmoun is whether he should be compared to Lionel Messi or Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The forward is so highly

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Iran to Reveal Kit for 2018 World Cup in Uzbekistan Friendly

Head of Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) Mehdi Taj said Team Melli’s kit for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be unveiled in the friendly match

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Marco Octavio returns to Iran national beach soccer team

TEHRAN – Marco Octávio Simoes Barbosa (or simply Marco Octavio) resumes his coaching career in Iran national beach soccer team. Marco Octavio returned for a fourth stint in charge of

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Iran, Syria Pre-FIFA World Cup Friendly Cancelled

A friendly fixture between the Iran men’s national football team, domestically known as Team Melli, and Syria, which was meant to serve as a build-up for the Iranian side prior

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