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Russia 2018 Asian qualifiers:
Qatar 0-1 Iran

Doha: Mehdi Taremi’s goal extended Islamic Republic of Iran’s unbeaten run in Asia’s qualifying tournament for the FIFA World Cup finals to six games after a 1-0 away victory over Qatar on Thursday...

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Mehdi Taremi shines as Iran exploit transitions against Qatar

Doha: Islamic Republic of Iran moved a step closer to securing their automatic qualification to the FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018 on Thursday evening with a fine display in Qatar to secure a 1-0 away...

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Iran's Queiroz full of praise for Lippi ahead of key China clash

Tehran: Islamic Republic of Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz has praised China counterpart Marcello Lippi ahead of the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier between the two nations, adding that the Italian...

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“China preparing for match against Iran”: Marcello Lippi

“The win (against Korea Republic) keeps our hopes alive. Any result other than three points would make our campaign meaningless. There are several areas in which we should improve and take care and this was just a first step,” Lippi said...

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Qatar doomed as Iran close on World Cup

Iran all but ended Qatar’s hopes of reaching the World Cup for the first time with a 1-0 victory in Doha on Thursday that exploded at the final whistle when staff and players from both sides clashed...

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Iran fans get free entry for World Cup qualifier against China

Iran’s football federation FFI has made Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against China free for spectators, ISNA news agency reported in Tehran on Saturday...