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Total Saudi domination of the AFC

The AFC Champions League has started with a shameless bias towards the Saudi teams. Iranian teams have to play their home games abroad as a result of politics. Because Saudi Arabia has broken its diplomatic ties with Iran , its government forcefully told its football federation to not to send any Saudi team to Iran. Based on that government order, The Saudi FA claimed …

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Team Melli to host Iraq.

Radhi Shnisheil , the head coach of Iraqi national team , announced that his team will be playing a friendly international against Iran prior to the coming round of FIFA World Cup 2018 Asian Zone qualifiers. The match has been on and off for some time now. Team Melli will be playing Qatar 5 days after the Iraq match. As usual, …

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Queiroz? Where is fair play?

The South Africans think that Carlos Queiroz  is free agent and unattached to any team , therefore he leads a pack of candidates to coach the Bafa Bafana! It is a safe bet to mention that Queiroz must have made himself available for the vacant job for the South African National team ignoring his contract and commitment with FFIRI!! What …

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List of Iranian footballers abroad

Most Fans know a handful of Iranian players plying abroad. However, there are more Iranian national in all part of the world football leagues that are known to the average fan. Here is a full list. England Pouria Ahmadi National Lea… Stalybridge Celtic Ryan Sirous Tafazolli League One Peterbrough Germany Ashkan Dejagah Bundesliga Wolfsburg Daneel Davari 2. Bundesliga Arminia Bielefeld …

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Glorious days for Iranian strikers in Europe.

Team Melli strikers in Europe, are rewriting the history and reaching feats that their predecessors did not manage or was unthinkable.  Reza Ghoochannejad, Sardar Azmoun , Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Karim Ansarifard the four players who happened to be all playing up front in their teams have done Iran’s football pride by consistently scoring goals in the most competitive of leagues. …

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Ansarifard shines in Olympiakos European Truimpth

Team Melli’s forward Karim Ansarifard scored twice on his European competition debut to give Olympiakos the boost it needed to see off host Osmanlispor with a 3-0 score in Ankara and advance to the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday. With the first leg in Piraeus having ended goalless a week earlier, Olympiakos had to score away from …

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Fear of excluding 7 Persepolis players for Qatar match !

With exactly 4 weeks to go for the crucial FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers match in Doha against Qatar , The Iranian football federations FFIRI has requested the travel documents of Team Melli players, including Esteghlal, to process visa application. However, Persepolis club was not approached by the FFIRI to send their Team Melli player’s documentation which rekindled the fear …

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Another young Iranian prospect heading to Russia

Reza Shekari is joining FC Rostov at the start of the Russian League season according to a Russian sports website. The 18 years old Zob Ahan midfielder was selected as one of the best 50 young prospects in world football . He has featured in several Team Melli age groups. FC Rostov has been scouting the young Iranian player to …

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Dejagah doubtful for Qatar game.

Ashkan Dejagah , who has recently re-joined Vfl Wolfsburg has been declared injured.  The club website announced that the Team Melli midfielder who recently left Qatar Star League club Al Arabi to the Bundesliga, was injured during a training session. The injury will ground the midfielder from 2 to 4 weeks, which might very well keeps him out of a contention for …

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Ashkan Dejagah re-signes for VfL Wolfsburg

Team Melli midfielder Ashkan Dejagah has re-signed for VfL Wolfsburg on a free transfer after leaving Qatari club Al-Arabi SC. The 30-year-old, who becomes the Wolves’ fifth new arrival in the January transfer window, has signed a six-month contract until the end of the season with the option of a further year. “I’m delighted to be back in Wolfsburg and I’m …

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