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Iran beat Singapore to book Asian Cup place

January 6, 2010
Iran eased the pressure on under-fire coach Afshin Ghotbi by qualifying for the 2011 Asian Cup finals after beating Singapore 3-1 on Wednesday.

On a humid night in the city state, Ghotbi, dressed in a suit jacket, anxiously prowled his technical area throughout despite 11th and 12th minute goals from Hadi Aghily and Mehrzad Madanchi setting Iran on their way.

Ghotbi had been under pressure from Iranian fans and media after a humiliating loss to Jordan in November and supporters handed ...

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