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Iran 1-1 Angola
Wednesday, 21 June 2006




Iran fans in Leipzig

Iran fans in Leipzig hope their team can end their World Cup on a high having failed to qualify for the knockout phase

Angola supporters

Angola's supporters know their side may yet go through on goal difference if they win and Portugal beat Mexico

Ze Kalanga is beaten by Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh

Defender Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh climbs above Angola's Ze Kalanga to win the ball early on

Angola's Mateus is stretchered off

Angola suffer a setback on 20 minutes when midfielder Mateus is stretchered off in agony with a nasty-looking arm injury

Vahid Hashemian is booked

Vahid Hashemian of Iran is shown the yellow card after a challenge on Loco, who is carried off but returns to the action

Amado Flavio scores

Angola go ahead on the hour mark when substitute Amado Flavio heads home Ze Kalanga's right-wing cross

Angola celebrate Amado Flavio's goal

The goal sparks wild celebrations among Angola's players and fans as hopes are raised that they may reach the next round

Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh celebrates

But those hopes are crushed when Bakhtiarizadeh heads in an equaliser for Iran with 16 minutes remaining

Angola's players salute their fans

The Angolans bow out with great credit though, having come close to progressing beyond the group stage



GROUP D: HOW THEY FINISHED

  PGDPTS
  Portugal 3 4 9
  Mexico 3 1 4
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  Angola 3 -1 2
  Iran 3 -4 1


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