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Memory Lane: “The Black Pearl of Iran”

  Fans across the world marveled at and cherished the moment the little Argentinian superstar Leo Messi, swerved and left his marker for dead,  then lobbed the best goalkeeper in the world to score Barcelona’s 2nd goal against Bayern Munchen. It wasn’t long ago when we Team Melli fans, were heart broken when after a stiff resistance against mighty Argentine …

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What is Queiroz’s game?

The differences between Kaffashian and Queiroz statements and outlooks seem to be as diverse as the North and South Pole. Each one come with statements contradicting the other, each has his own outlook and thus the drama continues. Carlos Queiroz is adamant that he wants to leave and cannot stand working with the FFIRI. For Ali Kaffashian, everything is hanky …

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Omid team rout Nepal 5-0

Iran’s U23 team (Omid Team)  defeated Nepal U23 5-0 in Group C of the AFC U-23 Championship match held at Azadi today. The first half ended 2-0 for Iran U23. Iran’s goal were scored by Arsalan Motahari  minute 15 [1-0]  , Behnam Barzay from the penalty spot in the 28th minute [2-0]  , Sardar Azmoun on the 54th [3-0] , …

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Final list of Omid Team Players.

Official list of 23 player of Iran’s U23 team for the AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers  

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Team Melli squad for European tour announced.

Carlos Queiroz announced the list of 24 players that will form Team Melli squad for the two friendly matches in Europe. Iran will meet Chile in Austria in then on 31st March Sweden will host Team Melli for a friendly. As usual, Queiroz has stuck to his tried and trusted names rather than current form. However, the selection of Masoud …

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Dorna Montzemian, Swedish-Iranian Team Melli fan.

Sweden is a country that has been a favorite for immigrant Iranians. Despite the unforgivable weather and the cold climate, many Iranians have settled well in Sweden a country that has given refuge to thousands of people around the world and given them the opportunity to prosper and live a respectable life. Many Iranians excelled and integrated well in the …

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The Goalkeeping dilemma.

Any Iranian fan watching the recent AFC Champions league matches would have been alarmed by the lackluster standard of Iranian goalkeepers. Added to the fact that the recent showing of Team Melli matches where goalkeepers performed poorly, such performances does not instill much confidence in the custodians who form the last frontier of any ambitious team challenging for championships and …

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New Omid Team list announced

The Football federation announced the name of the new Omid Team that will set up camp in Kish Island as part of the long-term program. The team will be participating on several tournaments with the ultimate goal of qualifying to the Rio Olympic games 2016. The team is under the management of Mohammad Mayeli-Kohan and coached by Mohammad Khakpour. The …

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The saga of Omid Team.

Iranian football , has experienced some very odd proceedings in the last few years the like of it you cannot find anywhere else in the world. Despite being arguably the most popular sport  in the country , the administration of football at Football federation and club levels have remarkably deficient and lacking professionalism and effectiveness. Discrepancies, inconsistencies and contradiction are …

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And let the Inquisition begins…

The defeat of Team Melli against Iraq and elimination from the AFC Asian Cup 2015 must have broken the heart of Millions of Iranian fans across the globe. There will be a lot of finger pointing on the return of the team, but there is no doubt where the lion share of the blame will be targeted at. It is …

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