Iran have too much for young German side

Iran beat Germany in the opening Group C match 7-1. Mehdi Jamali was the main difference between the two sides. He scored four goals over the hour and spent time in every position of the pitch bar playing in goals.Jaem Bakhshi had two first half goals as they led 4-1 at the break following the concession of an own goal by centre back Lotfolloh Jangjou.The impressive captain Sadegh Hassani dictated the tempo of game until he was replaced early in the second half, consequently Iran failed to score in the final 22 minutes once their captain was replaced.

However credit must go to a young German side who frustrated Iran for long periods led by their excellent goalkeeper Rene Heinen. Germany put up a brave display and will be a match for many sides in this tournament not least tomorrow's opponents Northern Ireland.

Iran
 
Name
Class
Played
Goals Scored
Sub In
Sub Out
Yellow
Red
4
FT8 RFD
60'
8
FT7 RFD
37'
37'
9
FT7 C
60'
8', 23', 36', 38'
10
FT7 RFD
43'
9', 22'
43'
13
FT7 RFD
60'
30' (o.g)
6
FT7 RFD
0'
11
FT5 RFD
22'
38'
12
FT7 RFD
17'
43'
17
FT7 RFD
23'
37'
Head coach: Ali Rouzbahani
Germany
 
Name
Class
Played
Goals Scored
Sub In
Sub Out
Yellow
Red
3
FT2 C
60'
6
FT2 R
60'
7
FT2 R
60'
8
FT2 R
60'
60'
10
FT2 R
60'
12
FT2 R
60'
14
FT7 R
47'
47'
1
FT5 C
0'
2
FT1 R
0'
60'
5
FT7 RFD
0'
9
FT7 C
13'
47'
11
N/A
0'
Head coach: Thomas Pfannkuch