Iran v Angola, 21 June 2006

Score1-1
RefereeMark Shield
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group D
VenueZentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance38,000
Kick-Off: 16:00 Local (15:00 BST) Assistant referees: Nathan Gibson (Australia) Ben Wilson (Australia) Fourth official: Carlos Simon (Brazil) Fifth official: Aristeu Tavares (Brazil) Man of the Match: Zé Kalanga (Angola) This was the first meeting between Iran and Angola at any level. Angola's hopes of reaching the second round were shattered as Iran came from behind to share the spoils. For 14 second-half minutes the dream was alive, with Angola one-up through Amado Flavio's header, although they still needed a favour from Portugal. But Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh spoiled the party by nodding in an equaliser 16 minutes from time. Iran deserved their first point in this competition, but it was Angola who were left to rue what might have been. They started the match knowing a 2-0 victory, coupled with a similar result for Portugal against Mexico, would see them through to play Holland or Argentina. The noise from the horns in the stadium was deafening, rising to fever pitch when news filtered through of Portugal's two goals.

1  Iran

Manager: Branko Ivankovic

1  Angola

Manager: Luis Oliviera Goncalves

Goals:

Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh 75 G

Goals:

Flavio 60 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ebrahim Mirzapour
Defender Mohamad Nosrati
Defender Rahman Rezaei
Midfielder Hossein Kaebi
Midfielder Mehrzad Madanchi
Midfielder Andranik Teymourian
Midfielder Fereydoon Zandi
Forward Ali Daei (captain)
Forward Vahid Hashemian

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Joao Ricardo
Defender Jamba
Defender Kali
Defender Loco
Midfielder Luis Delgado
Midfielder Miloy
Midfielder Paula Figueiredo
Midfielder Ze Kalanga
Forward Akwa (captain)
Forward Mateus
Forward Mendonca

Substitutions:

Masoud Shojaei for Mohamad Nosrati 13
Rasoul Khatibi for Vahid Hashemian 39
Arash Borhani for Hossein Kaebi 67

Substitutions:

Love Cabungula for Mateus 23
Flavio for Akwa 51
Rui Marques for Paula Figueiredo 73

Cards:

Mehrzad Madanchi 37 Y
Andranik Teymourian 55 Y
Fereydoon Zandi 90 Y

Cards:

Loco 22 Y
Mendonca 45 Y
Ze Kalanga 67 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Hassan Roudbarian
Goalkeeper Vahid Talebloo
Midfielder Ali Karimi
Midfielder Javad Kazemian
Midfielder Moharam Navidkia
Midfielder Javad Nekounam
Midfielder Masoud Shojaei
Forward Arash Borhani
Forward Reza Enayati
Forward Rasoul Khatibi

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Lama
Goalkeeper Mario
Defender Lebo Lebo
Defender Marco Abreu
Defender Marco Airosa
Defender/Centre back Rui Marques
Midfielder Andre Macanga
Midfielder Édson Nobre
Forward Flavio
Forward Mantorras
Forward Titi Buengo

Comments:

Iran finished bottom of Group D

Comments:

In their first World Cup finals, Angola finished in third place in Group D. Amadeo Flavio's goal was their only goal in three games.