Football: World Cup - Germany 2 Iran 0

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GROUP F: STADE DE LA MOSSON, MONTPELLIER. ATTENDANCE: 35,000

Goals: Bierhoff 50, Klinsmann 58

Yellow cards: 2 (Klinsmann, Hassler)

Red cards: 0

Corners: 3

Offside: 2

Free-kicks (against): 13

Coach: Berti Vogts

Goals: 0

Yellow cards: 1 (Daei)

Red cards: 0

Corners: 2

Offside: 3

Free-kicks (against): 17

Coach: Jalal Talebi

Running commentary

2 min: Mahdavikia defends coolly at start.

5 min: Iran still stuck in their own half.

6 min: Daei offers first shot for Iran.

14 min: Kopke comes out to block Mahdavikia.

19 min: Iran defend well when Klinsmann makes first serious attempt on goal.

20 min: Heinrich makes feeble attempt to get to good chance.

27 min: Abedzadeh comes out bravely to clear dangerous attack.

31 min: Yellow card for Klinsmann (dissent).

43 min: Tarnat strikes long shot well as Germany's authority diminishes.

46 min: Yellow card Hassler (rugged tackle on Estili).

47 min: Yellow card Daei (foul on Worns).

51 min: Bierhoff heads in from Hassler's accurate cross.

58 min: Klinsmann heads in spectacularly after Bierhoff hits post.

73 min: Iran raise first attack for ages but Azizi's back heel comes to nothing.

85 min: Bierhoff heads down powerfully.

89 min: Mahdavikia has one last chance blocked.

90 min: Kirsten 'goal' disallowed for offside.

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