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Iran Beach soccer on the podium at Intercontinental Championship 2017

Iran Beach Soccer Team finished the 2017 on a high note after winning the 3rd place play-off against 3 times champions Russia in the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai 2017 today . The match in Dubai , was between two semi-finals losers as Iran narrowly lost the match to the World Champions Brazil , while the same story was repeated when …

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Spain outplay Iran 3-1 to reach semi-finals

KOCHI: European champions Spain produced a quality exhibition of tiki-taka as they decimated Iran 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 on Sunday. Spain, one of the pre-tournament favourites, completely dominated the quarter-final match as their one-touch passing game proved to be too good for the Asian giants, who were completely outplayed on the day. Captain Abel Ruiz gave Spain the lead in …

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Iran U-17 v Spaim U-17: Match preview

A contest of the Asians’ resilience versus the Europeans’ languid attacking style After waylaying Germany in Goa, Iran aims to do the improbable again against European champions Spain as the two sides meet in the quarterfinals of the Under-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday. Iran, which has qualified for the quarterfinals for the first time, …

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Spain coach Santiago Denia hails Iran as one of the tournament’s best teams

Kochi: Spain coach Santiago Denia is wary of the threat a resolute Iran could pose in their FIFA U-17 World Cup quarterfinal on Sunday and called their next opponent the team of the tournament. Iran exceeded expectations in the ongoing world event as they stormed into the quarterfinals with four wins, which includes a 4-0 drubbing of pre-tournament favourites Germany. “It is …

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Panama; the next Team Melli Opponent.

 Team Melli, will be meeting another World Cup qualifier,  Panama next month as part of preparations for the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. The Panamanian Football Federation, known as FEPAFUT, announced in a statement that the match has been scheduled for November 10 in the Austrian capital city of Vienna, and will give both national teams …

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What are the secrets of Iran’s success in India?

(FIFA.com) 18 Oct 2017 Iran reach first FIFA U-17 World Cup quarter-final Team Melli have scored more goals than in their previous three tournaments We look at four reasons for Iran’s formidable performances at India 2017 With four wins from four matches, scoring 12 goals while conceding just two, Iran continued their unstoppable march through the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 …

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Good start for WC preparation: Iran 2-0 Togo

Team Melli defeated the African Side Togo 2-0  on Thursday in front a disappointing number of fans in Azadi Stadium Both goals were scored by Karim Ansarifard in the second half within 10 minutes of each other. The first half ended goalless. Carlos Queiroz gave several players their debut including Saman Ghoddos who was instrumental in the first goal, Ahmad Abdollahzadeh …

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Star player missing from Togo Line up

Togo internationals Emmanuel Adebayor and Floyd Ayité are set to miss the Sparrow Hawks’ encounter against Iran. The two sides will lock horns in an international friendly match at the Azadi Stadium in Tehrān, Iran on 5 October 2017. The Togolese Football Federation (FTF) has since announced that Adebayor and Ayite have both been withdrawn from the squad due to …

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Biranvand dipping form, a worry for Team Melli.

Just as most Team Melli fan breathed a sigh of relief for having a strong and reliable goalkeeper between the post of Team Melli goal line, Alireza Biranvand has hit his lowest form since joining Iran’s squad. After years of unceratinity and problems in the goalkeeping post with several changes of goalkeepers, it was apparent that the young Biranvand has …

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Yes Minister !!

Masoud Soltanifar was spot on when he issued instructions to Mehdi Taj and ordered FFIRI to investigate the management calamity that has led to a heavy fine and sanctions by FIFA imposed on Persepolis club that might approach the 800,000 Euro including legal cost. The Minister of youth and sports was even more judicious and decisive when he demanded, in …

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