Epic Experience in Saint Petersburg

Hey everyone, it has been a busy few weeks preparing for the World Cup and of course, the trip to Russia has been a long but exciting journey.

I have finally found some free time to keep you all updated about this World Cup adventure.

This is unreal to me and the excitement didn’t hit me until I was on the metro heading to Krestovsky Stadium.

Going into the match against Morocco, I knew it would be tough. From the outset of the match, it looked as if Team Melli was in trouble, but it was nice to see them stem the tide.

A few things really upset me and one of them was when Sardar Azmoun appeared to lose his footing a bit after receiving a great pass from Vahid Amiri.

I really think Sardar could have scored easily had he not slipped up a bit.

Captain Masoud Shojaei did a good job breaking up passes in midfield, but he also made the mistakes of holding the ball too long and not connecting his passes.

With time winding down, I thought I would be talking about another scoreless draw to start the tournament just like in 2014.

But what a crazy way to end the game. I saw Ehsan Hajsafi take the free kick and then the ball was in the back of the net.

I was going crazy. I cannot remember the last time I yelled so loud. It was amazing.

What an awesome 1-0 victory over Morocco!

I think a lot of us have known all along that Morocco has a better roster on paper, but that advantage doesn’t guarantee victory.

Congratulations to Team Melli on the win over Morocco and I just want to point out that I am very proud of Alireza Beiranvand and Roozbeh Cheshmi.

Both guys have had endured a lot of criticism but Cheshmi played well and Beiranvand made some clutch saves.

For me, my player of the game was Beiranvand without a doubt but it sure does hurt that Cheshmi has been ruled out for the World Cup due to injury.

My voice is still gone and I have been in Kazan for nearly two nights. But there is no time for any complaining because it is time to get pumped up for the showdown with Spain!


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