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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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Queiroz sends 7 Persepolis players back to Tehran.

  While Team Melli is actively training in the camp set in Dubai, the head coach sent Persepolis players on the first flight back to Tehran from UAE. This follows the harsh criticism by Branko Ivankovic, the head coach of Persepolis and his club management about the untimely break of the league program demanded by Queiroz and agreed by FFIRI. Earlier …

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Branko Ivankovic fuming against Team Melli plans!

The tension between Team Melli coach and the League clubs coaches are continuing unabated. The latest episode involves Carlos Queiroz and FFIRI on one side and Branko Ivankovic and Persepolis on the other.  Queiroz is known to be at odds with the league club coaches as in the past, he started a series of verbal battles with the likes of …

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Football Management of Iran !

Much has been said about the weaknesses of management in Iran’s football circles. The endless tales of failures by management of the football federation and clubs in Iran, is becoming so intolerable to the extent that the state-controlled and highly conformist Iranian media is becoming increasingly critical of the poor showing and embarrassingly appalling performance and decisions of the men …

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Iraq requests a Friendly International match in Tehran

The Iraqi football federation has officially announced that it has written to its Iranian counterpart requesting a friendly international match in Tehran  to face Team Melli on March 17th. In a press conference , Kamil Al Sagheer , a member of the Iraqi FA , confirmed the request by his federation but added that the Iranians have not come back yet …

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