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05/11/2009
1:2 a.e.t.
  • Afshin ESMAEIL (119')
  • Sebastian GALLEGOS (104' 117')

Summary

Gritty Uruguay grind through
Sebastian Gallegos scored twice in extra-time as Uruguay beat Iran 2-1 to move on to the quarter-finals, where they will meet mighty Spain. More »

Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

Ali DOUSTIMEHR (IRN)
(URU) Roland MARCENARO

Officials

Referee: Stephane LANNOY (FRA)Assistant Referee 1: Eric DANSAULT (FRA)Assistant Referee 2: Laurent UGO (FRA)Fourth official: Koman COULIBALY (MLI)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 93)


Latest Comments:
picohead
14/11/2009 at 07:07
picohead (Canada)
Thank you WALPOLE...by the way SEPEHRF...CHILE CAME SECOND in Qualifying...IN CONMEBOL...IS IRAN IN THE WORLD CUP NEXT YEAR???WHAT IS...NO!!!...And Uruguay would beat Iran 9 times out of 10...as a visitor to IRAN. :)
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Walpole
12/11/2009 at 18:21
Walpole (Uruguay)
Picohead I couldn't agree more, it's a joke how Iran could ever savor the idea of superiority against a South American team. And since when has Iran ever been a threat other than to other Asian teams. I saw all of their U-17 matches and the Iranians are making themselves out to be football giants, dream on!
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sepehrF
12/11/2009 at 03:05
sepehrF (USA)
Here's a note for you: remember the 2006 WC qualifying game between Australia & Uruguay? Who made it to the WC at the end? It couldve been Uruguay or it could have been Australia. My point is that neither of them is a football powerhouse & therefore it isnt a surprise that Australia won but youre trying to make it sound like there is an ocean of difference between a good Asian team and an average conmebol team..BTW didnt Japan beat Paraguay with all their stars in a friendly match a short time ago? 3-1 or 3-0?
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Statistics

18Shots23
4Corner kicks2
3Yellow cards2
1Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
50%Possession (%)50%
  • Uruguay celebrate after scoring their first goal
  • Uruguay's Sebastian Gallegos celebrates scoring his second goal with Diego Polenta
  • Uruguay's Santiago Gonzalez (L) and Iran's Saeid Lotfi in action
  • ruguay's Santiago Gonzalez (R) vies the ball with Iran's Omid Alishah
  • Iran's Mehrgan Golbarg reacts after a missed chance against Uruguay
  • Uruguay's Sebastian Rodriguez (R) and Iran's Mehrgan Golbarg in action
"Iran was a very tough side but we wasted too many chances and allowed them to stay in the game for too long. Hopefully in the next game we can do better at scoring goals, but I think tonight we were the better team. We have been preparing for penalty kicks for months and months now, but I am happy we didn't need them. Maybe against Spain we will need them." Roland Marcenaro, Uruguay coach