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2006-06-17 11:02:20

By Karen Iley FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A stunning strike from Deco and a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty gave Portugal a 2-0 triumph over Iran on Saturday, sealing their place in the World Cup second round. In an often tetchy and generally drab Group D encounter, Iran held Portugal at bay for 63 minutes. Playmaker Deco, back in the side after injury, broke the deadlock by thumping in a sweet right-foot shot following a left-wing cross from captain Luis Figo. Iran, eliminated after suffering...

2006-06-11 16:38:12

By Philip Blenkinsop NUREMBERG (Reuters) - Iran lost 3-1 to Mexico on Sunday in the World Cup while 1,000 exiles and opponents of their government protested outside Nuremberg's Frankenstadion. Sombrero-wearing Mexico fans danced in the stands and fans back home broke out the tequila after their team netted two late goals, but they were unlikely to be the only ones delighted with the Group D result. The German government has made it clear Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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