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Squad announced for Kuwait game.

The list of Team Melli squad has been announced for the matches against Kuwait in the AFC Asian Sup Qualifications round. The squad will be gathering on Thursday right after the 4 Iranian clubs complete their first round matches of the AFC Champions League. Apart from the inclusion of the bad boy of Iran’s football Payam Sadeghian,  No big surprises …

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Nigerians eying their World Cup foes!

The Nigerian website Punch , published an interesting article about Group F opponents of Nigeria in the FIFA World Cup 2014 With the World Cup set to kick off in less than five months time in Brazil, ’TANA AIYEJINA looks at how the Super Eagles’ group opponents are preparing for the event The 2014 World Cup in Brazil begins in …

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State of Readiness

Six months to go for Team Melli’s first match in FIFA World Cup. The man who counts most at this stage of the game, the coach Senor Carlos Queiroz , is far from optimistic and has little words of encouragement for the passionate Persian fans of team Melli across the globe. Queiroz keeps reminding us not to count on his …

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Iran and Japan play a thriller in Muscat.

Muscat In a thrilling encounter Iran U-22 and Japan U-22 drew 3-3 in the Group C of AFC Asian U-22 championship.played in Oman Police stadium in Muscat. Iran started the scoring through Behnam Barzay with a nice finish on he 5th minute, before Japan quickly responded with the equalizer two minutes later. Japan then took the lead on the on …

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Team Melli U-22 squad announced

Alireza Mansourian has announced an initial list of 31 players who will be called for a Training camp to be conducted at the National Teams training centere in Azadi Complex. The squad was strengthened by the availability of both Sardar Azmoun and Alireza Jahanbakhsh ,both of whom will be enjoying the European winter breaks from their clubs and are available …

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A historical look at Iran opponets in World Cup 2014

If the record books is anything to go by , Team Melli should not be fearing the opposition in Group F of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, The draw that was held earlier this evening has placed Iran in the same group with Argentina, Bosnia and Nigeria, Going through the records of matches between Iran and the three teams, …

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The clock is ticking – World Cup draw.

 The clock is ticking as the football world is waiting in suspense for the draw on Friday. FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 promises to be the greatest show on earth and Team Melli is proudly taking part amongst the elite of world football.  Iran is in pot 3 of the draw, with each of the six group  FIFA confirmed the …

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The road to Brazil ; Statistical analysis.

  The road to qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 was quite interesting. The qualifications rounds spanning 696 days and 16 matches , started with the first match played in Azadi against Maldives on 23rd July 2011 and it ended in Ulsan, South Korea on 18th June 2013 against Korea Rep. with both matches resulting in victory for …

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Legendary Iran Goalkeeper Who Nearly Joined Man United Gets Cameo in Homeland

By:  Alex Dimond (UK Lead Writer) on October 28, 2013 Football fans were in for a surprise while watching Homeland Sunday night, when acting CIA director Saul Berenson revealed himself to be an extremely knowledgeable student of the beautiful game. (Warning: some mild spoilers ahead) In a scene from the fourth episode of the show’s third season—shown last week in …

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Charting Iran’s Journey to Brazil

Iran World Cup Qualifying 2014: Charting Iran’s Journey to Brazil By Ed Dove (Featured Columnist) on October 24, 2013 Amin M. Jamali/Getty Images   Japan, South Korea and Australia, for various different reasons, have each received extensive coverage since ensuring their qualification from the Asian World Cup Qualifying programme. Japan performed encouragingly at the summer’s Confederations Cup and will surely be …

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