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Ando Teymourian is axed from Team Melli!

The latest squad of Team Melli has one unpleasant surprise as the Captain Andranik Teymourian has been omitted from the list. Teymourian, who has not started the last 2 matches for Team Melli, has been left behind and will not make the trip to Malaysia for the training camp or the match against Syria.  Team Melli will be leaving on Tuesday. …

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Iran beach soccer defeats Egypt in Intercontinental Cup.

Iran’s Beach Soccer team defeated Egypt 4-1 in the second match of SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCER INTERCONTINENTAL CUP DUBAI 2016. The win is the second in as many matches for Team Melli after the opener win against USA 6-2. Mohammad Ahmadzadeh and Moslem Mesigar scored two goals each against the African champions. Iran will meet the Powerful Russian team in the final group match to …

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Squad for Uzbekistan and South Korea announced

The list of 25 Team Melli players who will have the difficult mission of facing Uzbekistan away and then South Korea has been published today by the IRIFF. There are no surprises in the team , however the list included 3 uncapped players; Akhbari, Ansari and Aghayei. Team Melli has just returned from a camp in Armenia where they played one friendly …

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Futsal teams departs to Bogota with great expectations.

Asian Futsal Champion, Iran departed to Bogota to participate in the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 with great expectation. Iran goes into the FIFA Futsal World Cup with significant momentum, claiming the 2016 AFC Futsal Championship where they racked up an incredible 48 goals.  This is the sixth appearance for Futsal Team Melli in the World Cup which is now …

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Facing the truth against China.

It is no use escaping the fact that Team Melli victory against Qatar was a combination of a stroke of good luck, which in fact Iran deserves, and failure of the opposition focus. Qatar played a very well organized match and could have easily scored a goal or two during the match. They had pace, solid defense and individual skills …

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IRAN v QATAR – Match preview

  AZADI STADIUM , TEHRAN 01st September 2016 Matchday 1   Iran and Qatar first met in December 1988 in Doha during the AFC Asian Cup 1988. That match resulted in 2 -0 win for Team Melli with Karim Bavi and Farshad Peyous scored Iran goals in Al Ahli Stadium. First win for Qatar came after the fifth attempt when …

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Final Players List for Qatar & China matches announced.

Carlos Queiroz announced the final list of the 24 players who will be available for the two first matches in the FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers against Qatar and China. The major omission of the list is Reza Ghoochannejad who has just recovered from a long injury and recently been playing regularly for his Dutch club  Heerenveen. On Saturday , …

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Who runs Iran’s football?

It is certainly not run by entrepreneurs or private companies in the style of European clubs. Most fans will probably think that Iran’s football is greatly influenced by the two most popular clubs in the land Persepolis and Esteghlal, which according to unofficial figures make up a total of over 93% of the fans in Iran. The fact that Iran …

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What is Queiroz’s real problem?

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Squad to play Macedonia announced

The final list of 23 players selected for the match against Macedonia on 2nd of June has been published. Ando Teymourian, the Team Melli captain is not amongst the final 23 so are Zob Ahan and Esteghlal players who are not available for selection due to their commitment with their clubs for the Final of Hazfi Cup. Two players who are …

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