PBP Thread: Match #20, Iran vs Spain, 20 June 2018 [R]

Discussion in 'GROUP B: Portugal, Spain, Iran, Morocco' started by Paul Calixte, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hi everyone,

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    So, with that said, good luck to both sides, and let's enjoy!
     
  2. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm in Kazan at the moment and attending this one. This place is crawling with Iranians. There's not a Spaniard in sight. Iran will literally be at home tomorrow but we'll see. With Iran actually lying 2 points ahead of Spain this game is starting to look a lot more interesting now. Also Kazan is absolutely beautiful. Highly recommended to anyone who comes to Russia.

    The photos don't really do it justice 20180619_235059.jpeg
     
  4. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Mexico
    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
  5. Mani

    Mani BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 1, 2004
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Time to bless this Iran match-day thread for good luck. :D

    Let’s go Iran!

     
  6. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United
    Aug 3, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Spain will take this one, because it's a better side and because it really needs the 3 points.

    Spain 2 - 1 Iran
     
  7. Edwardinho

    Edwardinho Member

    Barcelona
    France
    Feb 11, 2018
    Spain 3 - 1 Iran
     
  8. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Tehran Iran
    The truth is that with only 1 point so far, if there is even the slightest suggestion from the match that Spain may end up losing, and head to M3 with only 1 point facing elimination, they will begin to lose their confidence, focus, and determination. If the game starts and, after 10-20 minutes, Spanish anxiety and doubts start creeping in, we will have the chance to exploit it.

    The score from this match will be anybody's guess, although I am sure most would pick Spain to win with a decent margin. Under most scenarios, Spain should be able to carve out at least a few good chances. Under some scenarios, Iran will likewise get a few too. I hope we finish ours and they don't.

    I go with my heart and pick Iran to win 2:0. Hope we will see a good match, at least a goal or 2 for Iran, but not any or many goals for Spain:)
     
  9. AIL1998

    AIL1998 Member

    May 27, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
  10. Colo-Colo62

    Colo-Colo62 Member

    Colo-Colo
    Brazil
    Mar 27, 2018
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Good luck with your prediction. However I don’t subscribe to it. I think Spain will outplay Iran from top to toe. On a bad day Spain will win 2-0. On an average day 3-0 or 4-0. On a good day 5-0 or 6-0. On an excellent day 7-0 or 8-0.
     
  11. Zandi360

    Zandi360 Member+

    Dec 10, 2013
    Club:
    Sepahan
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
  12. AIL1998

    AIL1998 Member

    May 27, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Good luck Iran national team.
     
  13. Edwardinho

    Edwardinho Member

    Barcelona
    France
    Feb 11, 2018
    Iran is not Saudi Arabia, and Spain is missing the head coach. 3-0 is a fair outcome.
     
  14. monere

    monere Guest

    Spain will have problems scoring against Iran, mark my words!

    Therefore, I predict 0-0 game, 1-0 win for Spain at best
     
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  15. monere

    monere Guest

    on a WC day 0-0 or 1-0, we get it :D
     
  16. AIL1998

    AIL1998 Member

    May 27, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
  17. AIL1998

    AIL1998 Member

    May 27, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    I am surprised. Our starting lineup is a very offensive one. I expected very defensive lineup. Hope everything goes well for us.
     
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  18. Zandi360

    Zandi360 Member+

    Dec 10, 2013
    Club:
    Sepahan
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    We’re playing 3 natural strikers against Spain, who would’ve know I think it’s because of their height and physicality that they are played, all of Azmoun, Ansarifard and Taremi are 186cm+
     
  19. Mani

    Mani BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 1, 2004
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    #19 Mani, Jun 20, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2018
    No Jahanbakhsh and no MiMo again. But in CQ we trust.
     
  20. ShortyMac

    ShortyMac Member+

    Barcelona
    Apr 10, 2011
    Ohio, USA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Easy win for Spain. ;)
     
  21. Pipiolo

    Pipiolo Member+

    Jul 19, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Looking forward to this one.
     
  22. AIL1998

    AIL1998 Member

    May 27, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    I hope what happened for Mexico in their first game happens for us today. I am still shocked with our extremely offensive lineup. We are starting the game with three forwards.
     
  23. leao1918

    leao1918 Member

    Fortaleza EC
    Brazil
    Jun 17, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    let's go Iran! shock the world and be the first Asian nation to qualify! or at least hold on to a 0x0 draw... a draw would actually be an amazing achievement.
     
  24. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    especially if you are forced to watch Argentina. At least you can watch 11 players play.
     
  25. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--

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