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tdr2010-04-27 14:47:13 +0000 #1
This will be the official thread for the discussion of the scores and up coming games of the iran's national soccer team.
tdr2010-04-27 15:00:00 +0000 #2
Iran appoint Portugal's Jorge as national coach

TEHRAN, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Iran appointed Portugal's Artur Jorge as their coach on Wednesday ahead of 2010 World Cup qualifiers starting in February, Iran's official IRNA news agency said.

Iran have been without a coach since the departure of Amir Ghalenoei after they were knocked out of the Asian Cup quarter-finals by South Korea in July last year.

Jorge, 61, has previously been in charge of the Swiss and Portuguese teams and quit as Cameroon coach after their quarter-final exit at the 2006 African Nations Cup.

Earning his credentials by taking FC Porto to victory in the 1987 European Cup, Jorge has also worked in France, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

German Winfried Schaefer and former French national team coach Jacques Santini had earlier been mentioned as possible candidates for the Iranian post.

Original story from ESPN_Soccernet: www.soccerfansnetwor...5e918838537d51584da6 .

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Iran has landed a pretty good coach - lets see will this change reflect in more success.
SiN2010-04-27 15:17:07 +0000 #3
Cool. So what is Iran's upcoming match?
tdr2010-04-27 15:36:38 +0000 #4
SiN2010-04-27 16:02:00 +0000 #5
Iran should come first in this group imo. There main threat will come from Kuwait.
tdr2010-04-27 16:31:37 +0000 #6
I hope they pull it off - Emirates use to have a good team back in the day - I'm not sure how good they are now but Iran is the favorite to win the group and advance
NB-MVP2010-04-27 16:41:48 +0000 #7
Iran has plenty and plenty of potential. It's their association and politics that hold it back in the same place for the last 5 years. lol I remember when Iran beat USA... one of my favorite times haha
tdr2010-04-27 16:33:10 +0000 #8
hehe I remember when USA wanted to beat Iran so badly (when they aranged that game in LA I think)

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