Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said he could offer no magic potion to help his side cope with the might of Spain but promised his players would fight, fight and fight again when they meet the former world champions on Wednesday.
2018 World Cup: Iran gears up for Spain clash
Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in its opening Group H match on Tuesday, the first time an Asian team has overcome a South American one at the World Cup.
Japan stuns 10-man Colombia in another World Cup upset
Carlos Queiroz has guided three national teams to four World Cups but the game against Spain today could prove to be his finest hour and a half, not just on the global stage but in a long and distinguished coaching career.
Queiroz-powered Iran has nothing to fear against Spain, Portugal
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The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) has once against proven its potentials as a crucial technology in the 2018 World Cup as Sweden scores from a penalty given by the system to win its opening game against South Korea.
VAR penalty brings Sweden victory against South Korea in World Cup opener
Germany’s shock World Cup opening defeat to Mexico on Sunday has left its tournament plans in disarray but coach Joachim Loew sounded confident the world champion would quickly make amends.
Stunned Germany pledges to bounce back from Mexico loss
Tite complained bitterly that Switzerland’s equalizing goal ought to have been ruled out for a foul, as Brazil could only draw 1-1 on its opening night in Group E at the 2018 World Cup.
Brazil’s Tite blames ref for Swiss draw
Iran suffered a 3-0 (29-27, 25-20, 26-24) against USA in in its final game of the fourth round of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League before heading to Tehran for the final round of the competition.
Iran beaten by Anderson magic in VNL
Lionel Messi admitted his guilt and “hurt” after missing a penalty in Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland.
Messi rues missed penalty against Iceland
The Premier League has long been a scapegoat for England’s below-par performances at major tournaments but manager Gareth Southgate said he has benefited from close study of the tactics used by its foreign coaches.
Southgate draws on Premier League for new England approach

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