Skip to comments.World Cup 2014 Preview: Iran looking to surprise
Posted on 06/03/2014 1:05:26 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
Iran may not be on the same level as traditional Asian powers like Japan, South Korea or Australia, but the side looks poised to make some waves in Brazil.
Iran will head to the World Cup for just the fourth time looking to put in some better performances as the nation has never gotten past the group stage of the competition in three previous attempts.
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They’re the BOMB!!
According to the computers simulations, the four semifinalists in 2014 will be Germany, Netherlands, Argentina and Spain. The computer favors Netherlands to narrowly edge Germany and Spain to knock out the final South American team in the tournament.
In a repeat of the 2010 World Cup Final, the computer is picking Spain to again beat the Netherlands in a close game. So, where is Brazil in this whole deal? Well, the computer seems to think that the Netherlands has a slight edge over the host nation in the Round of 16.
Luis Suarez and Uruguay will 'cheat' to beat England if they have to
Luis Suárez and Uruguay will resort to cheating their way to World Cup victory against England, Gus Poyet has admitted.
But Sunderlands Uruguayan manager insisted that is because the Liverpool striker and his team-mates hail from a country which sees nothing wrong with footballs dark arts being used in pursuit of a win.
Scolari tells Brazil 'sharpen up' Scolari blasted his side after a Sunday training session which he said he "didn't like at all" owing to poor marking and perceived sloppiness.
No Falcao for Colombia, others as well. We will see.
USA looked about awful against Turkey this weekend. I have no idea why Klinsmann insists on picking bench warmers just because they are on “Euro-based clubs”.
I bet they lose all three again just like in 1998.
It's truly sad when an article contains a factual error in the very first sentence. Australia is NOT a traditional Asian power. They only joined the Asian confederation in 2006, competing beforehand in the Oceanic confederation.
In early 2005, it was reported that FFA had entered into discussions to join the AFC and end an almost 40-year association with the OFC. Many commentators and fans, most notably football broadcaster and former Australian captain Johnny Warren, felt that the only way for Australia to progress was to abandon Oceania. On 13 March, AFC executive committee made a unanimous decision to invite Australia to join the AFC. After OFC executive committee unanimously endorsed Australia's proposed move, FIFA approved the move on 30 June 2005. Australia would join Asia, with the move taking effect on 1 January 2006, though until then, Australia would have to compete for a 2006 FIFA World Cup position as an OFC member country.Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_national_association_football_team