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UZBEKISTAN 0-1 IR IRAN

Tashkent / Oct 06 2016 / Tashkent: A Jalal Hosseini header ended Uzbekistan’s 100% record in third round qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup as Islamic Republic of Iran defeated the Central Asians 1-0 in Tashkent on Thursday. Uzbekistan came into the tie on the back of 1-0 wins over Syria and Qatar, but Hosseini’s goal on 27 minutes …

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Full marks for Team Melli vs. Uzbekistan

Team Melli shared the top of the table in Group A of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2018 after beating Uzbekistan 1-0 in the capital city of Tashkent. The lone goal of the game came from a header by Seyed Jalal Hosseini from an immaculate free kick by the rejuvenated Masoud Shojaei. Iran and South Korea are both on 7 points …

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Uzbekistan v. Iran : match preview

This is hardly a do-or-die match for Team Melli, nevertheless a crucial one in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers double header.  They don’t come more difficult than that as the first match tomorrow in Tashkent is against table leader Uzbekistan with maximum points from two matches, followed by a home game on Tuesday against their nemesis, South Korea. Iran is …

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Squad for Uzbekistan and South Korea announced

The list of 25 Team Melli players who will have the difficult mission of facing Uzbekistan away and then South Korea has been published today by the IRIFF. There are no surprises in the team , however the list included 3 uncapped players; Akhbari, Ansari and Aghayei. Team Melli has just returned from a camp in Armenia where they played one friendly …

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Iran U16 lose the AFC title in penalty shoot-out

Goa: Mohammed Dawood scored the winning spot kick as Iraq claimed a first ever AFC U-16 Championship with a 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Islamic Republic of Iran following a 0-0 draw in Sunday’s final. Iraq shaded a goalless opening 45 minutes at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium with top scorer Dawood twice going close. The forward then struck the crossbar on …

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Esmaeilpour wins FIFA Futsal Award

The FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 most definitely saw a changing of the guard. The two giants of the global game, Spain and Brazil, were knocked off their perches and replaced in the final by Russia and Argentina. On an individual level, meanwhile, this edition of the tournament also witnessed stunning performances by renowned names and the emergence of …

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Third place for heroic Iran Futsal Team.

Iran’s remarkable journey at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 ended on a high note, as they claimed third place after a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Portugal following a 2-2 draw in Cali on Saturday. The Iranians came from two goals down to take the third-place match to a dramatic penalty shootout, where six rounds of spot kicks …

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The pride of the nation – Iran futsal team wins 3rd place.

History was made today Futsal Team Melli defeated Portugal on penalty shoot out after the teams were locked at 2-2 at the end of the game. Kazemi and Javid scored Iran goals after being 2-0 behind at the start of the second half. There was no extra time as the match went into directly penalty kicks. The victory gave Iran the …

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A new game plan is needed!

Despite the 4 points in the bag , Team Melli has yet to produce a performance that eases the tension of its fans, nor did it satisfy the critics.   The well-organized Qatar team frustrated Team Melli for long spells and missed a couple of good opportunities to take the lead in the opener match of FIFA WC 2018 Qualifiers Round …

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IRAN QUALIFY FOR AFC U-16 CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Goa: Goalkeeper Ali Gholam Zadeh was the hero as Islamic Republic of Iran booked a date with Iraq in Sunday’s AFC U-16 Championship India 2016 final after claiming a 6-5 penalty shootout win over defending champions DPR Korea following a 1-1 draw in Thursday’s semi-final. Iran dominated the first half at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and took a one-goal lead into the break thanks …

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