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We Didn’t Underestimate Germany: Iran Coach Abbas Chamanian

Tasnim - Iran's U-17 football coach Abbas Chamanian said they respect Germany and didn’t underestimate the European team in Group C match.

Iran defeated Germany 4-0 in the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Tuesday.

''We respected the German team and we did not underestimate them,'' said Chamanian.

''Germany is always a tough opponent for any team in the world. We saw a brilliant team performance from a united team (Iran), we defended excellently and were great in attack. Our players play for each other,'' he added.

''Our fundamental plan was to control Germany's attack and to keep possession. We knew and studied about the attacking abilities and formation of Germany.

''We also had two very important training sessions before this game. One of them was focused solely on learning to control and stop the Germans in attack and the other training session was to utilize and capitalize on the weak points of the German defence," Chamanian concluded.

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