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Mehrdad Pooladi seeking asylum in UK.

The former Team Melli and Persepolis player Mehrdad Pooladi is rumored to be seeking asylum in Britain following his problem with the authorities in Iran as the result of Military Service. Pooladi who was Team Melli’s best player in FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, last played for Team Melli in the 2015 Asian Cup Australia. His expulsion in the …

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Dan Gasper “I’ve never felt safer, I’ve never felt more comfortable or more well respected than I have in Iran.”

Team Melli Goalkeeper’s coach and Carlos Queiroz’s right hand man was interview by FIFA.com. Among the many interesting things the American coach said in this recently published interview , was the level of comfort and safety he has felt in Iran. That is a compelling observation by an American citizen who has lived for over 6 years in Iran and one …

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Sardar Azmoun’s brace , a perfect finale for Team Melli

Team Melli defeated Oman 2-0 in Azadi stadium to clinch its berth in the third round of Asian Zone FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers. The prolific Sardar  Azmoun scored both goals from headers of corners in the first half. Oman which had only one hope of qualifying and that is to beat Iran, was put under pressure early in the …

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Statistics : Iran vs. Oman

Competition: FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualification Asia Date: 29th March 2016 Day: Tuesday Kick Off: 19:00 Iran Time (14:30 GMT)  Venue: Azadi Stadium (Tehrān (Teheran)     IRAN                               OMAN      Games won: 4 Games drawn: 4 Games lost: 1 Date Match Result Score Competition 23 …

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Tough test for Team Melli.

Team Melli will host Oman in the final round of Group D Asian zone FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers on Tuesday. The match is of a crucial importance to Oman while Team Melli will be entering in the match in a much calmer attitude. With a superior goal difference by 15, Iran are almost certain to finish on top even if …

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Easy win for Team Melli against India

Team Melli defeated India 4-0 in the match played in Azadi stadium on Thursday as part of the qualifying rounds of FIFA World Cup 2018. Iran leads group D with 17 points and +21 goal difference ahead of Oman (14 points and GD of + 6 ) . The two teams will meet next Tuesday in the final match of the …

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Indian Skipper Sunil Chhetri ruled out of India’s World Cup qualifier vs Iran

Indian Skipper Sunil Chhetri has been ruled out of his team’s World Cup qualifier games against Iran owing to a groin injury, dealing a body blow to the beleaguered outfit’s prospects of putting up a fight. The match for the Russia 2018 World Cup Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 is slated to be played in Tehran on Thursday. A 22-member team …

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Final list of 24 players announced for India and Oman matches.

Carlos Queiroz announced the final list of Team Melli players for the last two matches in Group D of Asian Zone FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers. All of the Legionnaire players who were not invited to the short training preparations camp , have been included in the final 24 players list. The hope that many older players will be rested …

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Goudarzi :No Iranian team will play with the Saudi’s on Neutral grounds

The Minister of Youth and Sport of the Iranian government , Mr. Mahmoud  Goudarzi announced that Iranian team playing against Saudi teams in a neutral country as demanded by the Saudi government and approved by AFC, is out of question. This statement , by the highest authority in sport in the Iranian government  will create an unenviable situation for the …

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Dealing with AFC Politics.

The Saudi applied political pressures on the Asian Football Confederation has paid off as the AFC announced that the matches between Iranian and Saudi clubs would be played  on neutral grounds in contradiction of the AFC competition rules and  in a clear violation of the World Football ruling body’s mandates and obligation to distant  politics from sport. Iran and Saudi …

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