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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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The Squad to face Uzbekistan announced

The Iranian Football Federation announced the list of 26 player which Carlos Queiroz has picked for the match against Uzbekistan. The squad, already in camp in Austria, will face Montenegro in a friendly international match before the vital against the Uzbek team which in itself is looking for a win in the hope of clinching a place in next year’s …

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The coach and IRIFF failure is so evident.

In the post match press conference in Inchon, Amir Hossein Peyrovani has accepted the responsibility for Iran U-21 team elimination from the FIFA U -20 World Cup. The coach has diverted some of the blame on the federation (IRIFF) for lack of preparation and said that ” I always manifested that a team that needs to compete at the highest …

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Iran U-20 loses in the last minutes and knocked.

While a win was very much in the hands of the Team Melli U-20 in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 final group C match against Portugal, a loosing mentality and a lack of self belief and confidence allowed the Portuguese to win the match and knock Iran out of the championship. A brilliant header by Iran’s Reza …

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Mission China; Team Melli needs all the 3 points in Azadi.

Iran’s match against China on Tuesday will be a real test for the newish look Team Melli after their fine display against Qatar in Doha which ended in a 1-0 win scored by Mehdi Taremi. In retrospect, it was not an impossible task in Doha and the win was achieved with certain level of comfort unlike the match in Azadi …

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One firm Step closer to WC 2018 – Qatar 0 – 1 Iran

Iran’s Team Melli defeated Qatar 1-0 in Doha in the 6th round of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers. The only goal was scored in the 52nd minute by Mehdi Taremi from a brilliant assist by Karim Ansarifard. Earlier in the day China beat second place Korea Rep 1-0 while Syria shocked Uzbekistan with the same result in Malaysia.  Iran’s win opened a 4 points …

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Team Melli commence training.

Team Melli training will start in earnest after an initial squad was announced earlier today by Carlos Queiroz. Iran is facing Qatar on the 22nd of March and then 5 days later, will play against China in Azadi. Two wins will go a long way in assuring the qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2018 Finals. The squad includes domestic …

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19 players invited to Team Melli Camp 2017.

Carlos Queiroz invited 19 players to join Team Melli Training camp , which will start immediately without Legionnaire players and expected to continue training in the UAE as of next Tuesday. It is still not clear if the match against Morocco is On or not. As always , FFIRI has a dysfunctional PR that refuses to  give any details and leave …

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Masoud Shojaei pays for speaking his mind, Daei defends him.

A few weeks ago , Team Melli Midfield player , Masoud Shojaei stated that there is corruption in Iran’s sport. He made these allegation in a n interview. Although there is nothing new in Shojaei’s statement and in Iran’s football in particular, corruption is the worst kept secret, the Iranian football federation was not amused by the Panionios FC player’s allegations …

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Azmoun and the English Premiere League, will it work?

Sardar Azmoun scored a brilliant goal against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last night, his second in the competition after the one against Atletico Madrid in an earlier round. Sardar Azmoun is top scorer of Team Melli and a true potential of being one of the greatest Iranian player in the history like his idol Ali Daei. He has …

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