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Matches

04/11/2007500 - WeatherPartly cloudy
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  • Ali ALIGOLI (16'08")
  • Mohammad AHMADZADEH (17'09" 17'10")
  • Mehdi DAVOUDI (27'14")
  • Hamed GHORBANPOUR (30'15")
  • Moslem MESIGAR (34'20")
  • Joshua NOLZ (7'04" PEN 22'13")
  • Mario CHIMIENTI (9'06" 30'16")
  • Yuri MORALES (19'11")
  • Benyam ASTORGA (22'12")
  • Zak IBSEN (33'17")

Summary

USA send Iran crashing out

USA squeezed home against Iran after a titanic struggle in their second Group B match, sending Team Melli out of the competition in the process.

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Line-up

1
1
2
2
3
8
5
9
11
10

Substitute(s)

12
12
4
3
6
4
7
5
8
6
9
7
10
11

Coaches

Marco OCTAVIO (BRA)
(BRA) Roberto CECILIANO

Officials

Referee: POSTMA George (NED)Second referee: DE MORAES Ivo (BRA)Third referee: DE CARLOS Renato (BRA)Timekeeper: CHAVARRIA Erick (CRC)

Statistics

57Shots30
10Corner kicks4
2Overheads4
0Yellow cards1
1Second yellow card and red card1
0Red Cards0
54%Possession (%)46%
  • Iran - USA
  • Iran - USA
  • Iran - USA
  • Iran - USA
  • Iran - USA
  • Iran - USA
We still had some lapses in concentration, but we played better than we did against Spain, particularly at the back, and we made sure that we didn't make the same mistakes all over again. That's what made the difference in the end. Roberto Ceciliano, USA coach