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Match 12 Marseille - Stade du Prado
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19 July
6:6 a.e.t. 1:2 PSO (1:3, 2:2, 2:0, 1:1)
  • Ali NADERI (6'10", 36'02")
  • Farshad ABDOLLAHI (18'45")
  • Moslem MESIGAR (22'02", 24'21")
  • Mehdi DAVOUDI (30'51")
  • Alireza RAHIMI (9'35" OG)
  • Jeremy BASQUAISE (10'53", 11'23" PEN, 13'28", 37'03")
  • Thierry OTTAVY (13'12")

Referee George POSTMA (NED)

Summary

Aubry saves hosts from elimination

Aubry saves hosts from elimination

France survived an improbable comeback to beat Iran on penalties and stay alive in the competition. Jean-Marie Aubry saved the Asians' second penalty to earn Eric Cantona's side the shootout victory, which followed a 6-6 draw and moved them level on two points with Senegal, three behind Group A leaders Uruguay with one match to play. Iran stunned the home fans by taking the lead ...

Highlights

Line-up

IRN
FRA
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Farshad FALAHATZADEH (IRN)
(FRA) Eric CANTONA
Officials
  • Referee: POSTMA George (NED)
  • Second referee: ONODERA Tasuku (JPN)
  • Third referee: RODRIGUEZ Juan (ARG)
  • Timekeeper: IVANOV Petro (UKR)
  • Misses next match if booked

Photos

  • Jérémy Basquaise celebrates after France beat Iran in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • View of the Stade du Prado during the group-phase match between France and Iran at Marseille 2008
  • France's Jean-Luc Lambourde competes against Iran's Hossan Abdollahi during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • France's coaches Eric Cantona and Henri Emile pose before their group-phase match against Iran at Marseille 2008
  • France poses before their group-phase match against Iran at Marseille 2008
  • France's coach Eric Cantona watches his players against Iran in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Iran's Mehdi Davoudi celebrates
  • France's head coach Eric Cantona
  • French's Sébastien Perez competes against an unindentified player of Iran during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008

Quotes

"I want to say a big thank you to Aubry. He saved us and I'd like to dedicate his save from the penalty and this victory to his father, who is ill. It was a great game for the neutrals but it was not good for our nerves. The atmosphere today was unbelievable. I'd give the Marseille fans a ten out of ten for atmosphere," Thierry Ottavy, France player

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    STATISTICS
    IranStatisticsFrance
    42Shots47
    2Corner kicks8
    1Yellow cards1
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    1Red Cards0
    47%Possession (%)53%