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Torrid decline of U23 team no thanks to incompetent FFIRI selections.

FFIRI has an incredible knack for rewarding failures. It is something that Mehdi Taj and his predecessor Ali Kaffashian has exceled in and the Iranian football community are getting used to.  Both of these men, who have been leading the Iranian federation since 2008 , have a serious lack of picking winners while selecting staff to work for them be …

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Oman U23 oust Iran in the AFC qualifiers

Bishkek: Oman secured a spot in the AFC U-23 Championship Finals after beating Islamic Republic of Iran 2-0 at the Dolen Omurzakov Stadium on Sunday. In the first half, both sides adopted a cautious approach knowing that a win would put them on top of Group A. Reza Jafari’s shot could have given Iran the lead in the 11th minute …

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AFC U-23 Qualifiers : KYRGYZ REPUBLIC 1-2 IRAN

Bishkek: The Islamic Republic of Iran emerged as the early leaders of Group A in the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers thanks to a 2-1 win over hosts Kyrgyz Republic on Wednesday. With Ali Gholizadeh pulling the strings early on, Iran looked the more dangerous, however it was to be Kyrgyz Republic who were to take the lead, Roman Levchenko …

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Mehran Derakhshan nominated as one of the shinning stars of AFC U-23 Championship

Mehran Derakhshan has been identified one of the top 10 prospect stars in AFC Asian U-23 Championships which will kick off in the Kyrgyz Republic this week. Despite being just 18 years of age, Mehran Derakhshanmehr already boasts valuable experience at the top level, having played all six games for his club Zobahan in the group stage of the 2017 AFC …

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FFIRI taking AFC and Saudis to court.

Mehdi Taj, the President of Iran’s football association FFIRI has announced that a delegation headed by Ali Kaffashian will proceed to Switzerland to present Iran’s case against the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Saudi Arabia. After the breaking of political relation between the two countries, the Saudi Football authorities refused to allow its teams to travel to Iran citing security fears. The …

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 Iran U-17 grouped with Guinea, Germany & Costa Rica in FIFA U-17 World Cup

The Official Draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which will be played in six venues across India between 6 and 28 October 2017, took place on Friday in Mumbai. The draw revealed that hosts India will take on USA in their opening match of the competition in New Delhi. Group A also includes Colombia and Ghana, who will also clash …

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Team Melli players Transfer Market values

After the sterling performance by Team Melli in qualifying to the finals of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, the value of the players have increased in the transfer market. Perhaps it is no surprise to know that the prolific striker Sardar  Azmoun, tops the list of players in value. The Rostov forward who is wanted by many European clubs …

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Australians in negotiatiins with Iran & Queiroz

The Socceroos could be set to face former rivals Iran for the first time in more than 20 years, with discussions taking place aimed at staging a high-profile friendly in Australia before the 2018 World Cup.  Fairfax Media can reveal Football Federation Australia are deep in negotiations with their Iranian counterparts to play a senior international between the two nations for the first time since the infamous …

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Portuguese from Man Utd enforcer to Mr. World Cup

  Carlos Queiroz was once Alex Ferguson’s formidable number two at Manchester United, but he has now carved out a new reputation: the man who can take your team to the World Cup. After Queiroz’s Iran became only the second team to qualify for Russia 2018, he is savouring the unique feat of reaching four World Cups with three different …

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Team Melli to play Russia

 Team-Melli , the second team to qualify for the World Cup is schedule to play in a friendly match against 2018 FIFA World Cup host, Russia on October 10th, 2017. Carlos Queiroz announced the news during Iran-Uzbekistan post-match conference. The two teams last met in Abu Dhabi in 2011 just before Queiroz took the job as Head coach. Team-Melli secured …

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