Iran hit Guam for six in qualifier

Iran hit Guam for six in qualifier ... 17/11/2015 Sports

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Iran, missing four players and two staff because of visa issues, brushed aside the challenge of US territory Guam 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday in which both sides were reduced to 10 men.
Mehdi Taremi (two), Kamaleddin Kamyabinia, Ramin Rezaeian, Masoud Shojaei and Karim Ansari Fard all scored goals on the artificial grass at the National Football Stadium in the tiny Pacific Ocean island.
The win lifted unbeaten Iran to 14 points, three clear at the top of the Group D standings, with their remaining two fixtures at home to India and Oman in March.
Oman, also undefeated, can draw level with Iran, Asia's highest-ranked team at 43rd in the world rankings, if they beat Turkmenistan away later on Tuesday.
Only the eight group winners and four best runners-up will progress to the third round of Asian World Cup qualifying and also book a spot at the 2019 Asian Cup.
Their previous fixture in Tehran, which Iran won 6-0 in September, was also marked by visa issues for the visiting team, who were eventually granted full entry a day before the match.
Iran had no such luck with four players and two staff unable to accompany the team.
Iran skipper Andranik Teymourian missed his side's 3-1 win over Turkmenistan on Friday to fly to Doha and get a US visa to travel to Guam, Iranian media reported.
Still, Iran were never in trouble against Guam, competing at this stage for the first time and battling with Turkmenistan for third place and the next round of Asian Cup qualifiers. Both have seven points.
Taremi opened the scoring for the visitors in the 12th minute after being slipped through by Mehdi Torabi, who was forced off later in the half because of injury.
Kamyabinia scuffed a right foot shot into the corner of the net for the second in the 32nd minute before three goals in four second half minutes killed the contest.
Rezaeian notched before John Matkin was sent off for hauling down Taremi and substitute Shojaei slotted in the resulting 53rd minute penalty. Ansari Fard then added another against an increasingly disjointed Guam.
Taremi grabbed a second before goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand was sent off after handling outside the area and taking out Guam striker Shane Malcolm.
Iran defender Ezatollah Pourghaz was forced to play in goal for the last twenty minutes after the visitors had made all their substitutions. /
Tehran, Nov 17, IRNA – Iran's national football team thrashed Guam 6-0 on Tuesday to move into top spot in Group D in Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
According to media reports, some players and staff were unable to enter Guam due to visa issues.
In a pre-match press conference, Iran national football team head coach Carlos Queiroz said he believed that despite suffering from the difficulties of the trip, from obtaining visas to jet lag to playing on artificial turf, Team Melli will play against Guam with no excuse.
Iran topped Group D of the Asia World Cup 2018 Qualifying after beating Turkmenistan 3-1 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Thursday (Nov 12). ;objectid=11546895
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) " Despite missing captain Andranik Teymourian and three other players reportedly due to visa issues, Iran thrashed Guam 6-0 on Tuesday to move into top spot in Group D in Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
Media reports in Tehran said some players and staff were unable to enter Guam, but Carlos Queiroz's Iran squad had few difficulties on the field.
Mehdi Taremi opened the scoring after 12 minutes and Iran, aiming to reach a fifth World Cup, dominated throughout the game to move three points ahead of Oman in the group.
The eight group winners and four best second-place teams will progressing to the last stage of Asian qualifying. /
Guam FA FieldDededo (GUM)17 Nov 2015 - 15:30 Local time
Round 2 - Group D Guam Iran
Full-time 0-6
Mehdi TAREMI 12', 63'
Kamaleddin Kamyabinia 32'
Ramin Rezaian 49'
Masoud Shojaei 52' PEN
Referee: Ho WAI SING (HKG)
Assistant Referee 1: Lam NAI KEI SAM (HKG)
Assistant Referee 2: Fok PONG SHING (HKG)
Fourth Official: Lau FONG HEI (HKG)
2 Alexander LEE
3 Romero
6 Mason GRIMES
8 Justin LEE
10 Cunliffe (C)
13 Ryan GUY
15 Shawn NICKLAW
21 Evans
23 Malcolm
4 Travis Nicklaw 85'
9 Ian MARIANO 71'
11 Naputi 71'
16 Choi M S
17 Leon Guerrero
18 Bijan GLOSTON
19 Staman
6 Mehdi TORABI
8 Morteza Pouraliganji
9 Mehdi TAREMI
11 Kamaleddin Kamyabinia
13 Mohammadi
14 Andranik TIMOTIAN (C)
15 Pourghaz
21 Ashkan DEJAGAH
23 Ramin Rezaian
2 Heydari 72'
4 Meysam MAJIDI
5 Kanaani
7 Masoud Shojaei 43'
12 Sousha MAKANI
18 Jahanbakhsh 58'
19 Kaveh REZAEI
20 Vahid AMIRI
22 Reza Akhbari


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