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Barcelona fullback Juan Miranda on Schalke: I need to leave

Posted Tuesday, April 28, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com53 hits

Barcelona fullback Juan Miranda admits he wants to cut short his stay with Schalke 04. Miranda is in the first of a two-season loan with Schalke, but has found himself struggling for regular action. The defender now admits he may seek to end the loan, telling Mundo Deportivo: "If things go on like this, it will probably not go on for me here. "I need minutes of play." Miranda has been link...Full Story »

Juventus in talks with Barcelona for Juan Miranda

Posted Wednesday, January 08, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com86 hits

Juventus are in talks with Barcelona for Juan Miranda. Sport says with the winter window open, the Old Lady's interest in the Andalusian full back has returned. Barca have offered €10m, €5m in variables and a buy-back option. Now the ball is in Barcelona's court. The player has spent various matches on the bench or in the stands for Schalke on loan, though he has played in the ...Full Story »

The Iranian who pretended to be Messi in order to sleep with 23 women

Posted Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by Marca.com192 hits

There is a man in Iran who looks similar to Lionel Messi and, as such, he has looked to use that to his advantage by seducing women. Reza Parastesh, the Messi lookalike, has reportedly slept with 23 women, though his actions have been denounced by the authorities. It all started two years ago when his father asked him to pose in Messi's Barcelona shirt, with the photo quickly going viral bef...Full Story »

Former IR Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz set to be unveiled as new Colombia manager

Posted Thursday, February 07, 2019 by Foxsports.com135 hits

Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz is all set to be announced as the new manager of South American giants Colombia on Thursday, according to reports from multiple sources. Queiroz had ended an eight-year association with IR Iran national team following Team Melli's semifinal defeat to Japan in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 and will now manage the Colombia national team. The 65-year-old arrived in the...Full Story »

Iran 0 Japan 3: Controversial Osako brace helps book final place

Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by Goal.com129 hits

Japan are into the 2019 Asian Cup final thanks to a 3-0 win over Iran, though there was more than a hint of controversy about their victory. Yuya Osako's brace helped Japan beat pre-tournament favourites Iran 3-0 and book a place in the 2019 Asian Cup final, as they go for an unprecedented fifth title. Monday's semi-final was billed as being a contest between the competition's two best teams...Full Story »

Brazil 1 - 0 Argentina: Miranda claims last gasp win for Brazil

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PA136 hits

Brazil secured a last-gasp victory over South American rivals Argentina when Miranda headed an injury-time goal to win the Super Clasico friendly tournament in Saudi Arabia.An otherwise unremarkable contest, in which Argentina were without Lionel Messi, and Neymar and Philippe Coutinho were among those to disappoint for Brazil, was finally settled when the central defender was left unmarked to h...Full Story »

Keiran Murtagh fires late leveller as Boreham Wood snatch a draw against Barrow

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2018 by PA65 hits

Boreham Wood extended their unbeaten run to five games after a last-gasp equaliser earned a 1-1 Vanarama National League draw with Barrow.John Rooney’s strike nine minutes from time looked to have won it for Barrow but Keiran Murtagh’s stoppage-time effort denied them.Boreham Wood goalkeeper Ryan Huddart was forced into an early save when Josh Kay’s cross was flicked on by Burg...Full Story »

Iran 1 Portugal 1: Santos' men survive late Saransk scare after Ronaldo penalty miss

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Goal.com216 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty miss ultimately did not cost Portugal a last-16 berth as they held out for a dramatic 1-1 draw with Iran.Mehdi Taremi wasted a gilt-edged chance after Karim Ansarifard's penalty had thrown Iran a lifeline, but Portugal survived with a 1-1 draw to make the World Cup last 16 despite Cristiano Ronaldo's missed spot-kick in a match dominated by VAR. The usually prolifi...Full Story »

Portugal limp into the last 16 with draw against Iran

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by PA121 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty and Portugal blew the chance to finish top of Group B, with a dramatic climax seeing them draw 1-1 with minnows Iran.The European champions were leading through Ricardo Quaresma’s stunning goal but were dramatically pegged back in stoppage time by a controversial spot-kick – and they would have gone out of the tournament had Mehdi Taremi not missed ...Full Story »

Iran vs Portugal - Queiroz accuses FIFA of ‘taking the game from the people’ with VAR

Posted Monday, June 25, 2018 by PA247 hits

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has strongly criticised FIFA’s decision to introduce video assistant referees at the World Cup, saying it has taken the game away from the fans and created confusion.The former Manchester United assistant manager was speaking ahead of Iran’s Group B decider against his native Portugal – a team he managed between 2008 and 2010 – in Saransk on Mond...Full Story »

Fernando Hierro urges Spain to take nothing for granted after narrow Iran win

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA139 hits

Spain coach Fernando Hierro has warned his players to take nothing for granted despite a 1-0 win over Iran which puts them on the brink of qualifying for the World Cup knockout stages.Diego Costa’s fortuitous 54th-minute strike proved enough to see off the Iranians and means Spain will guarantee a top-two finish in Group B if they take a point off already-eliminated Morocco.But Hierro insi...Full Story »

Iran 0 Spain 1: Costa goal breaks stubborn resistance

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Goal.com150 hits

Spain have moved level on points with Portugal at the summit of Group B after edging past a spirited Iran side at the Kazan Arena. A fortuitous Diego Costa goal helped Spain overcome a dogged Iran to secure a 1-0 win in their World Cup Group B clash in Kazan. Carlos Queiroz's side produced a defensive masterclass to reduce Spain to nothing more than half-chances during a hugely frustrating ope...Full Story »

Spain see off Iran to boost World Cup hopes

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA127 hits

Diego Costa’s second-half strike proved enough for Spain to squeeze past Iran in Kazan and move into a commanding position in their bid to qualify from Group B.Costa broke Iran’s sturdy resistance with a slightly fortuitous 54th-minute goal, and the Spaniards were lucky to hold onto their lead with Saeid Ezatolahi’s effort ruled out for offside after a video assistant referee c...Full Story »

Hierro's main doubt against Iran: Nacho or Carvajal?

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Marca.com168 hits

Spain have completed their last training session before they face Group B leaders Iran and Fernando Hierro's main concern heading into this match will be whether to play Nacho or Dani Carvajal at right back. Nacho played well against Portugal and scored a stunning goal, but the coach himself confirmed in a press conference that Carvajal would be available for their upcoming match against the...Full Story »

Iran(N) vs Spain - Spain coach Fernando Hierro keeps faith with David de Gea for Iran tie

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA195 hits

Trust has become the Spain camp’s buzzword following the shock pre-tournament sacking of coach Carlos Lopetegui with replacement Fernando Hierro the latest to use it to express his faith in David de Gea.The Manchester United goalkeeper was at fault for the second goal of Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick in the thrilling 3-3 draw with Portugal in Sochi in their Group B opener.It was a ra...Full Story »

Carlos Queiroz hails Iran’s opening World Cup win over Morocco as ‘beautiful’

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA145 hits

Carlos Queiroz hailed a “beautiful” World Cup win for Iran as a stoppage-time own goal from Aziz Bouhaddouz gave them a Group B victory over Morocco.Iran had not tasted a win at a World Cup since France 98 but secured a 1-0 success in St Petersburg courtesy of Bouhaddouz’s mistake.Morocco started the game on the front-foot but were lucky to go in level at the break as Rubin Kaz...Full Story »

Morocco 0 - 1 Iran: Bouhaddouz own-goal gifts game to Queiroz's men

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Goal.com155 hits

Morocco had by far the better of the chances before Aziz Bouhaddouz's own goal handed victory to Iran. Aziz Bouhaddouz scored a calamitous own goal deep into second-half stoppage time as Morocco slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Iran in their first World Cup match for 20 years. The late drama sparked wild celebrations from the Iran bench in St Petersburg as Carlos Queiroz's side took three points fro...Full Story »

Late Morocco own goal hands Iran famous World Cup win

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA137 hits

Iran won their first World Cup game in 20 years as a stoppage-time own goal from Aziz Bouhaddouz gave them a Group B victory over Morocco.With Spain and Portugal, the other nations in this group, any slim hopes of progressing into the knockout rounds was likely to hang on this result for both sides.It looked as though neither side would make the most of the chance to start with a victory, only f...Full Story »

Morocco(N) vs Iran - Iran boss Queiroz quiet on Spain’s coaching debacle

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by PA255 hits

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz is refusing to be distracted by Spain’s coaching calamities as his team prepare to kick off their 2018 World Cup campaign against Morocco in Saint Petersburg.Spain and Queiroz’s native Portugal make up the rest of Group B but the 65-year-old insisted it would be “disrespectful” to bring up the sudden departure of Julen Lopetegui to Real Madrid.Ir...Full Story »

Nike 'should apologise for arrogant statement' - Iran's Carlos Queiroz

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by ESPN184 hits

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has called on Nike to apologise to his team after the U.S. sportswear firm said it could not supply the players with football boots for the World Cup because of sanctions. "U.S. sanctions mean that, as a U.S. company, Nike cannot supply shoes to players in the Iranian national team at this time," a Nike statement had said. Queiroz, whose side face Morocco in their G...Full Story »

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