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An in-depth review of a stunning AFC 2015 Asian Cup tournament

Posted on by Thariq Amir

Going into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup there were a number of teams who had a point to prove. After a disappointing showing at the World Cup in Brazil the likes of Japan, South Korea, Iran and Australia had an … Continue reading

5 observations from stunning Iraq-Iran Asian Cup Quarter-Final match [VIDEO]

Posted on by Thariq Amir

The quarterfinal between Iraq versus Iran was never going to be a run-of-the-mill affair. Coming into the match, Iraq had only beaten their arch rivals once in their previous five AFC Asian Cup meetings losing the other four. Iran, on … Continue reading

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AFC Asian Cup Quarter-Finals preview and predictions

Posted on by Thariq Amir

The group stage of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup is over and there wasn’t a single draw at all. There have been 24 definitive results in 24 matches, which is quite remarkable. The knockouts have a lot to live up … Continue reading

2015 AFC Asian Cup Preview: Asia’s Top Teams Look For Redemption After World Cup

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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There have been 60 games, 258 shots on target, 408 shots off target, 103 goals, 84 saves, 112 yellows and eight reds. Those numbers, statistically at least, paints a picture of the qualification process for Asia’s premier international football tournament … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Asian Soccer is on the Decline

Posted on by Gary O'Toole

After several years of hard work, grueling traveling schedules and thorough preparations, Asia produced four World Cup qualifiers – Japan, Australia, South Korea and Iran. The fact that none of these four sides picked up a victory in a combined … Continue reading

Bosnia 3-1 Iran Match Highlights [VIDEO]; 5 Observations From Match

Posted on by Thariq Amir

Iran had a big chance to qualify for the next stage of the World Cup.  Carlos Quieroz’s side had to beat an already eliminated Bosnia and Herzegovina and hope that Argentina defeated Nigeria.  To qualify outright Iran needed to win … Continue reading

Iran vs Bosnia-Herzegovina: Starting Lineups And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

Iran have an excellent opportunity to advance to the next round of the World Cup today if they can get a victory against already-eliminated Bosnia and hope that Argentina can score a few goals against Nigeria. Where to watch – … Continue reading

5 Observations From Argentina-Iran World Cup Game

Posted on by Thariq Amir

If this World Cup has taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected. The Iranians nearly provided another shock result being only minutes away from securing a 0-0 draw.  Argentina’s talisman Lionel Messi once again scored a magical goal … Continue reading

WATCH Argentina 1-0 Iran Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Richie Lauridsen

With 90 minutes gone,  the Bela Horizonte stadium was rocked by a cauldron of screaming fans draped in blue in white in the 92nd minute of the match between Argentina and Iran. Lionel Messi sent a rocket into the corner … Continue reading

Argentina vs Iran: Starting Lineups And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani

Argentina face Iran in an attempt to seal their passage into the Round of 16. Where to watch – The match kicks off at 12 PM EST/9 AM PST, and for viewers currently in the United States, this is where … Continue reading

Predicted Lineups for Argentina vs Iran, World Cup Group Stage

Posted on by Julian Delicata

Whilst Iran will be looking for only their second victory in World Cup history, Argentina are being widely regarded as hot favorites, along with Brazil, to land their third World Cup title at the Maracana on the 13th of July. … Continue reading

Argentina vs Iran Preview: Argentina Aim to Move One Step Closer to Qualifying for Next Round

Posted on by Sam Okpo

At Noon ET/9am PT today, the eyes of the world will be fixated on the Estadio Mineirao at Belo Horizonte. They will be watching Argentina vs Iran, but one man in particular will be the focus of almost all the … Continue reading

Nigeria 0-0 Iran: Teams Finish Scoreless In First Draw of 2014 World Cup; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Gago

Nigeria and Iran clashed for the first time in the history of World Cup and the second match on Monday. In the match, Nigeria controlled the midfield area of the pitch for the entire first half. The Iranian side managed … Continue reading

Iran and Nigeria Face Off in the Amazon: Match Preview

Posted on by Alex Gago

Iran and Nigeria will meet for the first time in their history at a World Cup match when the Arena da Baixada stadium opens its doors today, the day’s first match is guaranteed to be hot and humid with a … Continue reading

World Cup 2014: Group Stage Predictions – E to H

Posted on by Thariq Amir

We’ve already covered our Group Stage predictions for World Cup Groups A through D. And now we still have four more groups to cover in this predictions bonanza. Let’s not waste any more time shall we, and dive straight in. … Continue reading

Iran – Portugal Open Thread

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Put your remarks about the Iran v. Portugal game on this thread.

Iran – Mexico Open Thread

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Another match where an underdog can have a good result. Who will American fans support…their soccer rival, Mexico, or one of their arch enemies Iran. I say Mexico. Game is at 11:55 PM EST. Put your remarks on the game … Continue reading


Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Portugal were among the biggest disappointments at Korea/Japan 2002. From John O’Brien’s goal that put USA in the lead early in the opening match until the final whistle in a hard fought loss to South Korea, it seemed Portugal’s vast … Continue reading