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Jun 16, 2014

Soccer-Queiroz delighted with dour Iran draw

CURITIBA, Brazil, June 16 (Reuters) – Iran’s ugly 0-0 draw with Nigeria was met by jeers from disapproving Brazilian fans in the crowd but coach Carlos Queiroz only saw beauty in the fight, determination and discipline shown by his unheralded players.

The African champions dominated the Group F contest at the Baixada arena in Curitiba for long periods but struggled to find a way through the defensively-sound Asians as the World Cup goal-fest ground to a halt.

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      "Editor in charge of company news desk for Reuters in London. Previously Sports Business Correspondent and that remains an interest. Former roles include UK Chief Correspondent, and I have also worked in Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands for Reuters."
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