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Team Melli to play Papua New Guinea on Friday

After the cancellation of Team Melli’s friendly against Thailand, an alternative match has been hastily arranged against Papua New Guinea in Shah Alam Stadium in Malaysia on Friday Nov 11th 2016. Papua New Guinea is a member of the Oceanic Football Confederation. Its highest ever FIFA ranking was 160, in June 2004. In its last match on 17th June 2016, international Friendly,  Papua …

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Liverpool lining up move for Rostov & Team Melli Forward Sardar Azmoun

Liverpool are considering a January move for the FC Rostov forward Sardar Azmoun in response to Jürgen Klopp’s concerns over the loss of Danny Ings and Sadio Mané in the new year. Azmoun has been linked with several Premier League clubs, Everton and Stoke City among them, having impressed for the Russian club since a controversial move from Rubin Kazan. …

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Ando Teymourian is axed from Team Melli!

The latest squad of Team Melli has one unpleasant surprise as the Captain Andranik Teymourian has been omitted from the list. Teymourian, who has not started the last 2 matches for Team Melli, has been left behind and will not make the trip to Malaysia for the training camp or the match against Syria.  Team Melli will be leaving on Tuesday. …

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Iran to challange Brazil for the beach soccer title

Iran and Brazil advanced to the Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Final after beating Tahiti and Russia in the semi finals victories on Friday. Iran Beach Soccer team , title winner in 2013, reached the final of the 2016 edition in Dubai by defeating Tahiti 8-6. Iran goals were scored by Akbari (3 goals), Meisegar (2 goals) Blockbashi (2 goals) and …

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Iran punished by FIFA for disciplinary misconduct

IRIFF is to pay a hefty CHF 85,000  (US$ 87,784) fine to FIFA as a result of sanctions imposed on the football association for incidents during recent 2018 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying matches, including the discriminatory and severe unsporting conduct of spectators as well as religious manifestations. In the match against Qatar , the altercation and the chaos that ensued Iran’s …

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Mansour Pourhaidary passes away.

Mansour Pourhaidary  (70 years) The ex-Team Melli player and Esteghlal Captain has passed away suffering from cancer in a Tehran hospital Today. Pourhaidary featured in the squad of Team Melli in the 1970 Asian games. He played both the matches in that competition. spent the last few years in several managerial positions with his beloved club Esteghlal .

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Korean KI SUNG-YUENG admits to Team Melli’s strength & organizations.

Tehran: Ki Sung-yueng blamed a demanding travel schedule for his below-par performance as Korea Republic slipped to their first defeat of their FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifying campaign against Islamic Republic of Iran. Ki (pictured, right) and his compatriots were comprehensively outplayed in their 1-0 loss against Carlos Queiroz’s side, with the defeat dropping the nine-time FIFA World Cup finalists …

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Iran beach soccer defeats Egypt in Intercontinental Cup.

Iran’s Beach Soccer team defeated Egypt 4-1 in the second match of SAMSUNG BEACH SOCCER INTERCONTINENTAL CUP DUBAI 2016. The win is the second in as many matches for Team Melli after the opener win against USA 6-2. Mohammad Ahmadzadeh and Moslem Mesigar scored two goals each against the African champions. Iran will meet the Powerful Russian team in the final group match to …

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FIFA suspends Azmoun, Hajsafy and Nekounam.

The disciplinary committee of FIFA has announced the suspension of 2 Iranian players and Javad Nekounam, assistant coach in Team Melli for unprofessional conduct following the game against Qatar in Azadi. Iran prolific centre forward Sardar Azmoun and Left back Ehsan Hajsafy have received a one match suspension which will render them unavailable for the coming match against Syria. The …

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Ashkan Dejagah warns against complacency

The-afc.com Tehran: Islamic Republic of Iran captain Ashkan Dejagah has warned his Team Melli colleagues to focus on one game at a time despite holding top spot in Group A of Asia’s qualifying campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after their impressive win over Korea Republic. Sardar Azmoun scored the only goal of the game despite a dominant showing by the …

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