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Ashkan Dejagah re-signes for VfL Wolfsburg

Team Melli midfielder Ashkan Dejagah has re-signed for VfL Wolfsburg on a free transfer after leaving Qatari club Al-Arabi SC. The 30-year-old, who becomes the Wolves’ fifth new arrival in the January transfer window, has signed a six-month contract until the end of the season with the option of a further year. “I’m delighted to be back in Wolfsburg and I’m …

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Can Iran qualify for World Cup 2018 without Queiroz?

The Portuguese coach is one of a kind amongst all the coaches that have managed Team Melli. He is unique in many aspects, some positive and some not. Arguably, he is the most divisive, vocal, antagonist, and niggling character that Team Melli has seen. When it comes to Carlos Queiroz, the events surrounding him are reminiscent of a Hollywood drama …

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Ando Teymourian transfer to Esteghlal halted!

The former Team Mell Captain, whose transfer to Esteghlal Tehran club has been announced as void, is extremely upset by this turn of events. Esteghlal Club has been sanctioned by FIFA and is banned from any transfer activities until such time they settle a pay dispute with the German born Moroccan International Adil Chihi.  The 28 years old Moroccan made …

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Ghoochannejad makes history.

Reza “Gucci” Ghoochannejad achieved a historical feat for an Iranian player. The Team Melli and Heerenveen striker scored a hat trick in the match against PSV Eindhoven to become the first Iranian ever to score three goals in a match at top European league.  Gucci , who has been scoring on regular basis recently in the Eredivisie , is his teams leading scorer with …

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Queiroz demanding his wages!

Carlos Queiroz conflict with the football federation is ongoing with the Portuguese coach refusing to meet his boss Mehdi Taj to resolve the problems that lead Queiroz to resign. FFIRI President has requested a meeting for Tuesday but was turned down by Queiroz. instead, Queiroz claimed that he has not been paid for 4 months and now demanding that FFIRI …

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FIFA threatens Sanction against Iranian Soccer For Stadium Executions

The French NGO Ensemble contre la peine de mort (ECPM, or “Together Against the Death Penalty”) has demanded sanctions against Iranian soccer in response to the country’s policy of carrying out public executions in stadiums. FIFA, the body governing the sport internationally, released a statement following ECPM’s call which condemned execution in stadiums as “contrary to essential human dignity.” The …

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Carlos Queiroz opens up on Iran, World Cup qualifiers and Branko Ivankovic

John Duerden Iran have been the top-ranked Asian nation, according to FIFA, for four years. They were unbeaten in 2016 and sit on top of Group A in the final round of qualification for the 2018 World Cup, well-placed to secure back-to-back finals places for the first time. But coach Carlos Queiroz has just resigned and the situation surrounding the …

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Ansarifard Joins Olympiacos

Team Melli striker Karim Ansarifard has joined the Greek giants Olympiacos from Panionios on a three-and-a-half year contract and a reported fee of €400,000 on Friday. The 26-year-old who made a name for himself in Greek Super league with Panionios after scoring 11 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions last season, had offers from AEK, PAOK FC, Feyenoord and …

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Ghoochannejad wonder goal.

Goal.com Heerenveen’s Reza Ghoochannejhad scored a stunning goal against Wolfsburg   Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United & Armenia) and Olivier Giroud (Arsenal & France) have both scored high-profile scorpion kicks for their respective clubs in the last month, and now one of Dutch club Heerenveen’s attackers is at it too! Following the Manchester United and Arsenal strikes, Team Melli forward Reza Ghoochannejhad …

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Queiroz resigns his post again, FFIRI rejects!

Once again, Carlos Queiroz resigned his post as the Head Coach of Team Melli. It is confirmed that Mehdi Taj, President of FFIRI  and Carlos Queiroz had a 5 hour meeting at the Iranian Club in Dubai on Friday, the result of which was Queiroz asking to be relieved of his duty as the head coach. However, neither Taj nor any …

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