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Iran 0 - 5 Canada

30480 spectators had come to National Arena this cloudy day. was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Pierre-Olivier Urien and Immanuel van der Westen. The head coach flashed hand signals from the sideline and Iran formed up in a 4-5-1 combination. Let's hope the opposing sideline wasn't filming that. They fielded: Mardani - Kheiri, Paya, Badamaki, Ayçin - Celali, Arsay, Soleimani, Jalali Arefi, Manas - Beder.

Cry "havoc" and let loose the dogs of war! Canada will go to battle in a 3-5-2 formation. Lineup: Piel - Kegelaer, Maillet, Choi - Doyle, Flavell, Jeffery, Nurrish, Irvine - Woodward, Blouin.

Iran has displayed inadequate talent to press and shut down attacks all over the field. Iran pressed their opponents, causing the game to be a bit of a deadlock at times. Canada took the lead after 40 minutes making the score 0 - 1. The keeper had no chance on David Blouin's fine volley fromleft of the net after a cross from the right. After more pushing and shoving than a pack of helicopter moms trying to get the last appointment for their snowflakes to see the Easter Bunny, Canada's Georges-Henri Maillet finally got himself booked for a foul. Some fine one-twos on the left led to a Canada goal with 42 minutes gone, making it 0 - 2. Gary Woodward was noted down as the scorer. At this point, it was obvious that the players of Canada lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented. 42 minutes into the game, Canada's Gary Woodward popped up out of nowhere, stole the ball and showed off his fantastic goal scoring skills. 0 - 3. After 42 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for David Blouin who increased Canada's lead to 0 - 4. The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 4. The forty-five minutes were dominated by Canada, with an impressive 59 percent possession of the ball.

After 47 minutes of game time, Andy Doyle had an excellent opportunity to add to the visitors' lead, hitting a cross from the right with a half volley, but Kamil Mardani was in the right place and tipped the ball to a corner. With 62 minutes played, David Blouin nearly put the visitors up by one more as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot whizzed just over the bar. Noh Badamaki was clearly tired at the end of the game and Frédéric Kegelaer nicked the ball from him, but was unable to put it past the keeper. The away team's George Flavell took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 72 minutes increasing Canada's lead to 0 - 5. The forty-five minutes were dominated by Canada, with an impressive 66 percent possession of the ball.

Iran's best player was Oğuz Ayçin. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by Mürşit Celali today. The most outstanding Canada player was without a doubt Norbert Piel. Even six year old fans were wincing at the poor play by Philip Jeffery today. The match ends 0 - 5.

Rating details

Midfield inadequate (low) solid (low) 18 26 5/20 7/20
Right defense formidable (high) titanic (very low) 35 57 9/20 15/20
Central defense outstanding (low) magnificent (high) 38 47 10/20 12/20
Left defense formidable (low) brilliant (low) 34 42 9/20 11/20
Right attack wretched (high) brilliant (very high) 7 44 2/20 11/20
Central attack wretched (low) formidable (low) 6 34 2/20 9/20
Left attack wretched (low) world class (very low) 6 49 2/20 13/20
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Pressing Normal
Tactic skill inadequate (no tactic) 5 (no tactic) 5/20

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0 - 1  David Blouin 40'
0 - 2  Gary Woodward 42'
0 - 3  Gary Woodward 42'
0 - 4  David Blouin 42'
0 - 5  George Flavell 72'
Georges-Henri Maillet 41'



Chance distribution

Home Away
0 8

0 Left attack 3
0 Central attack 2
0 Right attack 1
0 Other 0
0 Special events 2
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Indirect set pieces

Defense 0/20 0/20
Attack 0/20 0/20


Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Pressing Normal
Tactic skill inadequate (no tactic) 5 (no tactic) 5/20

Average ratings

Total player experience inadequate (high) outstanding (high) 19 39 5/20 10/20
Average midfield inadequate (low) solid (low) 18 26 5/20 7/20
Average defense formidable (very high) magnificent (very high) 36 48 9/20 12/20
Average attack wretched (low) brilliant (low) 6 42 2/20 11/20
Total average inadequate (very high) outstanding (high) 20 39 5/20 10/20


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