Tom Vater

Tom Vater

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From the Archives: World Cup Retrospective – Axis of Evil Match – USA vs. Iran, 1998

As the Football World Cup opens in South Africa today, I am republishing the only football story I´ve ever written. Watching the World Cup Match between the USA and Iran in Esfahan in 1998, was one of the highlights of my time in Iran. The streets of this beautiful city were crammed with revelers, celebrating […]

I was on my way to watch a football match between the two most evil countries in the world – USA vs Iran 1998

Getting there is half the fun, they say. That’s what I thought, when the fat cop with the stubble grabbed my nuts in his little roadside shack, a few miles across the Pakistan border into Iran, on the way to Zahedan. ‘You have any drugs? You smuggle anything?’ his stale breath is very close to […]