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Monday, January 10, 2011

Iraq vs Iran Live Score Information: AFC Asian Cup 2011

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Iran has won the game by 2-1.

90+2 Minutes: One Irani player has been injured.

90 Minutes: Iraq has got oorner-kick. They have no chance to win the game.

89 Kinutes: Free-kick for Iran

86 Minutes: Iman Mobali has taken outside of the field.

84 Minutes: Iman Mobali scored the second goal for Iran.

83 Minutes: Free kick for Iran. Iran changed another player.

80 Minutes: Only 10 minutes is left to go. Iraq has changed one player.

78 Minutes: Bad luck for Iran. They failed to make another score. Free kick for Iraq.

77 Minutes: Iran's defense look much stronger.

75 Minutes: Iran failed to make an easy score from D box.

73 Minutes: Defending champion Iraq is hoping to win the opening match.

70 Minutes: Iraq has failed to score an easy goal. They got two chance but goalkeeper saved it.

68 Minutes: Iran has changed one player.

67 Minutes: Throw in for Iraq.

65 Minutes: Nothing has happened. Goalkeeper saved it once again.

64 Minutes: Corner-kick for Iran.

60 Minutes: Iran is desperately looking for another score.

58 Minutes: Free-kick for Iran. No goal has scored from this free-kick.

56 Minutes: Iran went to attack again. But it was useless.

54 Minutes: Free-kick for Iran. Nothing has happend. Iraqi defender saved it.

52 Minutes: Corner-kick for Iran. Irani goalkeeper saved it.

49 Minutes: Both Iraq and Iran are looking for another score.

First half has just finished now. Second half will start soon.

45 Minutes: Iraq got two corner-kicks in two minutes. Irani goalkeeper brililantly saved a goal.

41 Minutes: Gholam Reza Rezai scored the first goal for Iran.

41 Minutes: Free kick for Iran.

39 Minutes: Free kick for Iran. They missed an easy chance to level the series.

37 Minutes: Iraq went to attack one more time but referee called it off-side.

35 Minutes: Iran went to attack again but nothing has happened.

33 Minutes: Iran got an opportunity to score a goal. But referee announced it hand ball.

32 Minutes: Goal kick for Iraq.

30 Minutes: Throw in for Iran.

29 Minutes: One Iraqi player has been injured.

28 Minutes: Corner kick for Iran. They failed to make any score from it .

26 Minutes: Iran is trying hard to level the score 1-1

13 Minues: Emad M Raza has scored the first goal for Iraq.

8 Minutes: No goal has scored yet.

Defending Asian Cup champion, Iraq, will take on Iran in their opening match of Group D on 11th January 2011. The match between these two neighboring countries will kick off at 19:15 (16:15 GMT) at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan. Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (Malaysia) has been selected the match referee of this match.

Teams: Iraq vs Iran

Group: D

Date: 11th January 2011

Time: 19:15 Local time, 16:15 GMT

Venue: Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan

Live TV: ESPN STAR Sports

Live Online Score: LiveScore.com

Iraq may find it very difficult to take the Asian Cup title home for the second consecutive time when they embark on their 2011 campaign against Iran. They should want to make a winning start against Iran. But it may not be that much easier. However, fans of both teams can see a tough match between them. Even, supporters will suffer by nail biting.

Iraq has seen a big downfall in the FIFA World Ranking. Their current position in the FIFA World ranking is 101 since the end of 2007. They have slipped 33 spots in the ranking. On the other hand, Iran is placing in much better position than Iraq. They are now holding the 66th position in the FIFA ranking.

Iraqi supporters are not that much optimistic about the performance of their teams. They played a game against group opposition United Arab Emirate (UAE) in November. The match ended in a goalless draw.

However, both Iraq and Iran faced each other in October at the West Asian Federation Championship where they were beaten by 2-1 at the hand of Iran.

It was just one of four defeats that Iraq faced in 2010. They were also beaten by Kuwait in a penalty shootout and Syria in December. It makes the manager, Wolfgang Sidka, worry about the performance of his team. However, Iraqi supporters hope that their team will start campaign with a victory.

When Iran will come to meet their neighbors on the field, they will be buoyed for their recent success over Iraq. Iran has been qualified to play in the Asian Cup after becoming Group E winner.

As Iraq won the 2007 AFC Asian Cup by defeating Saudi Arabia 1-0, they received automatic byes to Finals.

Iran football coach, Afshin Ghotbi, doesn’t think that taking on their arch rival will be an easy task in Qatar. However, he expects that Iran will end their 35-year title drought after winning the trophy this year. Afshin Ghotbi is confident about his team’s first match against Iraq in Group D in the Asian Cup.

The match between Iran and Iraq is always something special as it reminds memories of their 1980-88 war. However, both teams are highlighting the sporting aspect of their competition on Monday.

According to Iraq's general manager, Waleed Tabra, none of the players or coaching staff would be thinking of anything other than winning the match.

Afshin Ghotbi has expressed his desire to bring the Asian Cup title back to Iran for the first time since 1976. However, they have won the title three times in 1968, 1972 and 1976.

Iraqi striker, Younis Mahmoud and midfielder, Nashat Akram, will be more focused on Monday’s game against Iran.

The hardworking midfielder, Akram, was recognized as Asian Football of the Year in 2009. Since making his debut for the national team at the age of 17 in 2001, Akram has been an undisputed star for Iraq.

Younis Mahmoud will lead the team in Qatar, where he plays club football with Al-Gharafa. It seems that his experience of playing in Qater will be a bonus for the side. Even, he scored the only goal that helped Iraq to win the 2007 Asian Cup title.

Iran captain, Javad Nekounam, who is currently plying his trade with Spanish club Osasuna, will surely be the main attraction of this match. He scored two crucial goals in their qualifying campaign, both in 1-0 wins. The big advantage of this midfielder is that he can score from long range.

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