LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Iran forward Sardar Azmoun is a doubt for the World Cup after picking up an injury while warming up for Bayer Leverkusen. The Bundesliga club said late Thursday that the 27-year-old Azmoun is expected to miss six to eight weeks after tearing a muscle in his right calf in the warm-up before Tuesday’s 2-0 loss at Porto in the Champions League. Iran’s World Cup campaign begins against England on Nov. 21 in Doha, four days before playing Wales in Ar-Rayyan. The Iranians’ f
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Three straight league defeats have cranked up the pressure on the Saints head coach, with speculation mounting over his future before a daunting trip to the Etihad Stadium. The Saints sit 16th in the table after five league defeats this season, one point above the bottom three, while their last win came against Chelsea, who they beat 2-1 at St Mary's at the end of August. "We are going there and you can be sure we are not scared when we go to Man City and we want to show we are a brave team and hopefully a successful one."