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Beckenbauer welcomes Iran to 2006 World Cup

Berlin, June 10, IRNA-Head of the 2006 World Cup Organizing Committee, Franz Beckenbauer, congratulated the Iranian national team on their qualification for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the committee said in a press statement Friday.

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In his letter to Iran's Football Federation president Mohammad Daadkan, Beckenbauer recalled the huge impression made by the overwhelming fervor and hospitality when the German national team played a friendly match against Iran in Tehran on October 9, 2004 to benefit the Bam earthquake victims.

Iran became the second team worldwide to qualify for the 2006 World Cup finals after defeating Bahrain 1-0 in Tehran Wednesday.

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