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02/11/2007500 - WeatherPartly cloudy
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  • ALAN (3'01" 14'04" 20'06")
  • Ali NADERI (9'03")
  • Moslem MESIGAR (18'05" PEN)
  • Faroogh DARA (29'07")

Summary

Nervous Portugal squeeze home

Portugal may have got the win but their Iranian opponents certainly proved that they are no longer playing merely to make up the numbers.

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Line-up

1
1
3
2
6
3
7
5
8
MARINHO (-9'49" ) (-24'01" ) (+18'01") (+0'01")
11

Substitute(s)

12
12
2
4
4
6
5
7
9
8
10
9
11
10

Coaches

Ze Miguel MATEUS (POR)
(BRA) Marco OCTAVIO

Officials

Referee: DE MORAES Ivo (BRA)Second referee: MOREIRA Alberto (BRA)Third referee: PALHIES Sylvain (FRA)Timekeeper: DE CARLOS Renato (BRA)

Statistics

32Shots40
5Corner kicks7
5Overheads1
2Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
54%Possession (%)46%
  • Portugal - Iran
  • Portugal - Iran
  • Portugal - Iran
  • Portugal - Iran
  • Portugal - Iran
  • Portugal - Iran

Alan, Portugal player
We knew that this wouldn't be an easy match. Iran are one of the teams who have come on the most in recent years. They've been training together for over a month down here and they've learnt a lot. As far as we're concerned, we played a decent match but our finishing left a lot to be desired.