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19/07/2008500 - WeatherClear
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  • Ali NADERI (6'06" 36'07")
  • Farshad ABDOLLAHI (18'09")
  • Moslem MESIGAR (22'08" 24'10")
  • Mehdi DAVOUDI (30'11")
  • Alireza RAHIMI (9'12" OG)
  • Jeremy BASQUAISE (10'01" 11'02" PEN 13'04" 37'05")
  • Thierry OTTAVY (13'03")

Summary

Aubry saves hosts from elimination

France overcame Iran on penalties following an entertaining 6-6 draw to save themselves from group-stage elimination in front of their own fans.

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Line-up

12
1
2
2
3
5
5
7
9
8

Substitute(s)

1
12
4
3
6
4
7
6
8
9
10
10
11
11

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)

Statistics

42Shots47
2Corner kicks8
0Overheads2
1Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
1Red Cards0
47%Possession (%)53%
  • 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

"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