Wednesday, 21st June 2006
Angola's Dreams Are Over
Iran vs Angola
Iran and Angola had never met before the Germany 2006 World Cup Finals.
Angola still have a chance to qualify if they win against Iran and Mexico lose to
After a quiet start, Angola must have heard that Mexico were trailing
Portugal as the Angolans upped the tempo a little and made their first real assault on the
Iranian goal; forcing Ebrahim Mirzapour into two fine save in three minutes.
Angola continued to press forward with Fabrice Akwa twice putting the
ball over the bar.
With Fabrice Akwa off injured, substitute Amado Flavio stole in at the
far post, to slip home a cross from the right.
Angola's slight chance of qualifying for the second round didn't last
longer than 15 minutes as Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh equalised for Iran; with a header from a
Iran 1 - Angola 1
0:1 Amado Flavio (60)
1:1 Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh (76)
1 Ebrahim Mirzapour; 3 Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh, 5 Rahman Rezaei,
13 Hossein Kaabi, 20 Mohammad Nosrati; 2 Mehdi Mahdavikia, 7 Ferydoon
Zandi, 14 Andranik Teymourian, 21 Mehrzad Madanchi; 9 Vahid Hashemian,
10 Ali Daei.
1 Pereira Joao Ricardo; 3 Joao Jamba, 5 Carlos Kali, 20 Manuel Loco, 21 Luis Delgado; 6
Marcos Miloy, 7 Paulo Figueiredo, 14 Antonio Mendonca, 17 Jose Ze Kalanga; 10 Fabrice
Akwa, 11 Andre Mateus.
Mark Shield (Australia)
13 Mins (Iran) - 23 Masoud Shojaei on for 20 Mohammad Nosrati
23 Mins (Angola) - 18 Arsenio Love on for 11 Andre Mateus
39 Mins (Iran) - 11 Rasoul Khatibi on for 9 Vahid Hashemian
51 Mins (Angola) - 16 Amado Flavio on for 10 Fabrice Akwa
67 Mins (Iran) - 15 Arash Borhani on for 13 Hossein Kaabi
72 Mins (Angola) - 15 Manuel Rui Marques on for 7 Paulo Figueiredo
21 Mins - Manuel Loco (Angola)
37 Mins - Mehrzad Madanchi (Iran)
45 Mins - Antonio Mendonca (Angola)
55 Mins - Andranik Teymourian (Iran)
67 Mins - Jose Ze Kalanga (Angola)
90 Mins - Ferydoon Zandi (Iran)
0 Red Cards.
Portugal vs Mexico
2006 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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