Iran

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My favourite game: Argentina v Iran, 2014 World Cup
My dad and I went from despair and frustration to pandemonium after Lionel Messi struck in style at the death

Francisco Navas

10, May, 2020 @10:59 AM

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Afshin Ghotbi: '1998 had a bigger magnitude for Iranians than Americans'
The widely travelled coach has lived for long periods in the US and Iran, giving him insight into life – and football – in both countries

John Duerden

18, Dec, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Don’t applaud Iran for letting some women watch football – it is not enough
Around 3,500 women will see the World Cup qualifier against Cambodia but a complete end to the ban and other important steps are needed

Suzanne Wrack

10, Oct, 2019 @11:17 AM

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Maryam Shojaei helps Iran’s female football fans carry fight for admission | Suzanne Wrack
Gianni Infantino’s efforts have not had much impact on enabling women to watch football in Iran’s stadiums and, with World Cup qualifiers soon, the wait to attend games continues

Suzanne Wrack

13, Aug, 2019 @8:22 AM

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Iran opens door to women at football but will anything really change?
A small number of women watched an Iran friendly and a cup final but the head of the judiciary has said it is sinful for them to see ‘half-naked men’ play

Louise Taylor

21, Nov, 2018 @3:59 PM

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Iranian female photographer banned from stadium covers match from nearby roof
Parisa Pourtaherian hopes one day to be able to ‘cover matches alongside male colleagues’

Saeed Kamali Dehghan, Iran correspondent

13, Aug, 2018 @3:03 PM

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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament
As the dust settles on the World Cup in Russia, readers have been sharing their verdicts on their teams’ performances

Guardian readers and Tom Stevens

18, Jul, 2018 @5:30 PM

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia
After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament

Marcus Christenson

17, Jul, 2018 @11:00 AM

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil and Croatia lead the way
At the end of the group stage we rank the 32 teams at the World Cup in Russia, with Brazil top, England in 10th and Panama last

Nick Ames

30, Jun, 2018 @7:00 AM

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VAR: the World Cup verdict so far – some success but more clarity needed | Sachin Nakrani
The multiple controversies surrounding Iran v Portugal and Morocco v Spain showed that VAR can create as much argument as it resolves but in other areas it has worked well

Sachin Nakrani

26, Jun, 2018 @5:36 PM

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Iran’s Carlos Queiroz berates Fifa over Cristiano Ronaldo VAR escape
An angry Carlos Queiroz lashed out at Fifa and VAR after his Iran team’s 1-1 draw with Portugal, suggesting the referee may have been told not to send off Cristiano Ronaldo

Shaun Walker at the Mordovia Arena

25, Jun, 2018 @10:48 PM

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Iran 1-1 Portugal: World Cup 2018 – as it happened
Minute-by-minute report: A late penalty from Karim Ansarifard ensured a nervous end for Portugal who saw Cristiano Ronaldo miss a penalty after Ricardo Quaresma’s stunner

Simon Burnton

25, Jun, 2018 @8:26 PM

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