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Mehdi Taj to the rescue of Iranian clubs.

The FFIRI President, after prolonged discussion with AFC officials, was able to extend the AFC deadline given to Iranian clubs to pay off their debts for additional two months. Asian Football Confederation recently set a deadline for the AFC Champions League teams, according to which the clubs must pay all their debts to individuals, legal entities and taxpayers until 31 …

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Now is not the time for silence!

  The announcement of the ban of the two national team players led to widespread negative reactions. FIFA spokesman has requested an explanation about the incident and if the FFIRI is adhering to the principle of the independence of the federation from Iranian authorities. It apparent that FIFA requires a quick and clear response from the Mehdi Taj. According to …

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FIFA RANKINGS: IRAN STILL LEADS THE RANKING.

Team Melli dropped one spot to 24th in the latest edition of the FIFA Rankings…. Team Melli had achieved a tremendous feat by leading Asian Zone for over two years. With international football largely taking a backseat in the off-season, Iran have dropped one spot.  The next match against South Korea promises to be a challenging one and a valuable …

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Mohammad Tayebi, Foolad Khuzestan & Team Melli Central defender has transferred to Qatar FC for an undisclosed sum. The big defender who made his debut for Team Melli against Kyrgyzstan on 7th .Jun 2016 is the first foreign player on the list of the Qatar Star League side coached by the Argentine Gabriel Calderón Tayebi (30 years) will be playing …

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Ramin Rezaeian, finally plays in Europe.

Ramin Rezaeian, a 27-year-old Iranian right-back who had been tested two weeks ago at an internship in the Netherlands, signed a two-year contract with KV Ostend, the Jupiler Pro League The ex-Persepolis player, who won the Persian Gulf Pro League title, has convinced Yves Vanderhaeghe and the sports team of his value. Rezaeian  has proven that he is also capable of evolving …

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Team Melli Captain chastised by fundementalists.

 Ehsan HajSafy and Masoud Shojaei , the two Panionios players who faced Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. have been chastised by extremist elements of the Basij for playing against what it called the enemy of the people! The two Iranian players who play professional football for the Greek Team, have been both involved in the match UEFA Europa League Third qualifying …

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20 players invited to Team Melli Futsal

In preparation for the Asian Indoor games , FFIRI has announced the list of 20 players who will join Team Melli Futsal training camp. The 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which is also counted as the 5th Asian Indoor Games will be held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan in 2017. Ashgabat, first in the former Soviet Central Asian region, won the right to host the Asian Indoor Games.  The Futsal will …

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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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Oman U23 oust Iran in the AFC qualifiers

Bishkek: Oman secured a spot in the AFC U-23 Championship Finals after beating Islamic Republic of Iran 2-0 at the Dolen Omurzakov Stadium on Sunday. In the first half, both sides adopted a cautious approach knowing that a win would put them on top of Group A. Reza Jafari’s shot could have given Iran the lead in the 11th minute …

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