I thought it would be fun to read the different comments about TM (with thought on WC 2006) in your country that you live in. Just look up in your countries well known newspaper or channel sites. If it´s not English then translate it on this site: http://www.systransoft.com/index.html and then put it here, it´s not a perfect translation but it works.
How did they get to Germany: Iran produced a strong performance and qualified with little trouble, booking their berth with a game to go.
Qualifying star: Playmaker Ali Karimi's dazzling performances won him the 2004 Asian Footballer of the Year award as well as a move to Bayern Munich.
Manager: Croatian Branko Ivankovic earned plaudits for rebuilding the squad after a disappointing defeat to the Republic of Ireland in a 2002 World Cup qualifying play-off.
Captain: Ali Daei, who scored nine goals in qualifying for the World Cup finals.
World Cup pedigree: World Cups come every 20 years for Iran - or at least they used to. They made their debut in 1978 and a second appearance in 1998, but bucked the trend with qualification for Germany 2006.
World Cup high: In six matches they have tasted victory just once - but that 2-1 win over the USA in 1998 was sweet.
World Cup low: After the high of beating the USA came a heartbreaking 2-0 defeat to Germany in the very next game, a result which saw them miss out on a qualifying spot for the knockout phase.
World Cup legend: Six matches, one win, one draw and four losses - hardly the sort of statistics from which legends are born. However, Hamid Estili and Mehdi Mahdavikia deserve a mention for those goals against the Americans.
Present star man: Ali Karimi followed Ali Daei and Vahid Hashemian in opting to sign for Bayern at the start of the season.
Strengths: They can boast some good quality in their forward line.
Weaknesses: The squad has a lack of top-level experience.
Did you know? Iran had the biggest attendance for any game in the qualifying for the World Cup finals when Japan visited Tehran in March 2005 and were watched by a crowd of 110,000.
World ranking: 23
Local view: "If they enjoy good morale and self-confidence, they might qualify for the second round." Behnam Saremi, Iran Daily.
Our verdict: Winning teams need more than morale to make a mark and luck will be Iran's crucial bed-fellow if they are to make any sort of impact.
Has the world's over time in front objective shot in national team contexts in Ali Daei, as nätat 107 aisles on 143 international matches. Daei each previous pro in Bundesliga but plays now home in Iran. Iran does your third WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS and to be considered as a charming offensive playing team.
Has the year's players in Asia 2004, Ali Karimi, that is a fantastic dribbler. Sees also up with Medhi Mahdavikia, a multipage player with 100 international matches in the baggage. Comes that few a fantastic aid on the platforms then many Iranians resident itself in Germany. Iran is an outsider in the group.
Chris Härenstam tips that Iran becomes three in group D.
Iran is back in the football's delicate room after the snöpliga the strait loss against Ireland for four years since.
Now, the frame is constituted in the team of successful Tysklandsproffs with Ali Karimi in the point and in Ali Daei has one a feared avslutare Daei with your 109 objectives on 147 games the world's best objective shot in national team contexts.
Iran has an off Asia's goodest national teams. Home on “Azadi Freedom stage” before just over 100 000 fanatic fan is one gruesome strong. One has moreover won the Asian cup three aisles and the Asian mästerskapen four aisles.
In WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS has the not gone equally good on two finals has one only a victory, against USA in France 1998.
In the strait to Japanese/South Korea lost Iran a crucial strait against Ireland with total 2-1.
Now, Bavaria will Münchens Karimi and legend arena Ali Daei the first over time to do over hundred objectives for its national team - ensures that Iran sheep its big international breakthroughs.
Comment: Iran comes to Germany with nightmare equal threats about invasion hanging over itself with that the world power claims that the country and president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad builds nuclear weapons. Coach Barnko Ivankovic means that the political tense situation the not disturbed preparations, but the is self-evidentlely impossible to avoid.
Five off the players hold however to in Europe. Hamburg's hot-tempered mercury Mahdi Mahdaviki, that hit through in WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 1998, and Bavaria Münchens damage hit Ali Karimi is mittfältarna that governs the team that waits on the international breakthrough. With key players that already is German acklimatiserade learns the team to have an inherits against Mexico in the struggle about other place. Here exists also Kaiserslauterns Ferydoon Zandi and Hannovers is attacked aces Vahid Hashemian. The slope Rahman Rezaei plays in Italian Messina.
Iran has also Asia's best player over time Ali Daei, 37, as done over 100 objectives in the national team. The generous and former Bavaria Münchens-spelarens goodest years on the levels exist however on video - not in the future. Iran has an assuring team on time and lacks no when it comes to technology. Has however had difficultly to live up to the high nonplussed expectations from home.