Iran Cruise Over Germany To Reach Round Of 16

Iran booked their place in the Round of 16 with a convincing 4-0 victory over Germany in Goa on Tuesday evening. Younes Delfi opened the scoring for Iran on six minutes.The Iranians would not be denied a second goal, and it was Delfi that converted a free-kick in the Germany six-yard box for a deserved two-goal lead on 42 minutes.

Any hopes that Germany had of a comeback were ended four minutes after the break, as Sayyad’s diving header to Delfi’s excellent cross put the Asian outfit three goals to the good. Substitute Vahid Namdari then finished off a fine counter-attacking move with a quarter of an hour remaining to complete an emphatic result for Iran.