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Heartbreak for the massive Korean fans after Iran draw.

By Joo Kyung-don SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Yonhap) — A red-colored football fever heated up the country’s largest football-only stadium Thursday as more than 60,000 South Korean fans decked out in red national team jerseys packed the venue to see their team’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Iran. The Korea Football Association (KFA) said 63,124 fans were in attendance in South …

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Iran Sets New Record in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Iran’s national football team has set a new record in FIFA World Cup qualifier matches by playing 12 consecutive matches, 1108 minutes, without conceding a single goal. Iran’s Thursday match with South Korea, which ended with a 0-0 draw, was the 12th match in a row that the Iranian cheetahs passed with a clean sheet. The record was praised by …

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Line up Korea Rep vs. Iran . Ehsan Hajsafy is starting, Azmoun on bench.

The line up for the match starting at 21:30 local time in World Cup Stadium , between Korea Rep and Iran has been announced. The big news is that Ehsan Hajsafy is not only is in the squad , but also starting the match. On the other hand, there is no place fr the new boy Saman Ghoddos and the …

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Queiroz “We are not afraid of playing in front of big S. Korean crowd”

By Yonhap  Aug 29, 2017  Iran’s national football team head coach Carlos Queiroz said Tuesday his side is not afraid of playing the World Cup qualifier this week at a stadium packed with South Korean fans. Iran and South Korea will go head-to-head at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Thursday. Both teams are in Group A in the final Asian …

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Saman Ghoddos the Swedish-Iranian in Team Melli squad.

Carlos Queiroz included a player who is unknown to many Team Melli fans in Iran. The Swedish born Saman Ghoddos was picked by the Portuguese coach as part of the squad which will face South Korea in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers.   Saman Ghoddos ( born in Malmö September 6,1993 ) is a Swedish-born Iranian footballer who plays for Östersunds …

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REUTERS – Masoud Shojaei has been left out of coach Carlos Queiroz’s squad for Iran’s final World Cup qualifiers against South Korea and Syria after playing against an Israeli club. Shojaei and his Iran team mate Ehsan Hajsafi played for Greek side Panionios against Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv in a Europa League qualifier earlier this month, prompting Iran’s deputy sports …

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Shojaei left out of Team Melli squad.

Team Melli arrived in Korea well ahead of the clash against South Korea at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Thursday 31st August. The Taeguk Warriors have a poor record against Iran of late, losing their last four meetings 1-0. For the Koreans this match is more than beating Iran as their qualification to the finals is in doubt if they …

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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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Sign petition to support Shojaei & Hajsafy against ban.

SUPPORT SHOJAE & HAJSAFY

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