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| 10/28/2009 12:00:00 AM

Iran will be tough, says Colombian coach

Oct 28--The coach of the Colombian U-17 team, Ramiro Viafara, doesn’t feel his side will find today’s encounter against Iran any easier than last Sunday’s game against the Netherlands.

Colombia’s Los Cafeteros defeated the Dutch 2-1 but the encounter could well have ended in favour of the European side had they been more lethal in front of goal.

Today, at the U.J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar, they will be coming up against Iran who won 2-0, also last Sunday, against the Gambia to shoot to the top of Group C.

The victor in today’s match will be guaranteed of a ticket to the knockout rounds of the FIFA U-17 World Cup and Viafara feels victory could swing either way at the end of today’s encounter.

“Iran are a good team and the match will be difficult,” said the Colombian coach. “All teams in this group are strong and I think it will be 50-50 game against them.

“I have asked my players to give more than they did in their first match and I hope that it will be a positive result for us which strengthens our chances of qualifying for the knockout stage,” he remarked.
 
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