Berlin, Mar 26, IRNA-The German media on Saturday praised Iranian national team star forward Vahid Hashemian after his double strike against Japan in the Group B Asian World Cup qualifier at Tehran's Azadi stadium on Friday.
The online site of the prestigious kicker sports magazine called Hashemian the "matchwinner" in the Japan encounter.
Meanwhile the online sport 1 news service named the Bayern Munich striker 'player of the game'.
Hashemian kept Iran's 2006 World Cup dreams alive after a close 2-1 victory against top Asian rivals Japan.
Iran shares the group lead with Bahrain as both teams have four points, followed by Japan with three and North Korea with no points.
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