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Alireza Haghighi at the wrong end of a thrashing.

Team Melli’s number one goalkeeper Alireza Haghighi was at the end of a real drubbing when Benfica strikers scored six goal in his net in the Portuguese Cup final. Benfica thrashed CS Maritimo 6-2 in the Taca da Liga final in Coimbra to win the trophy for a third consecutive year. Rui Vitoria’s men were crowned Portuguese champions last Sunday, …

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EHSAN PAHLAVAN ; a future star in the making.

One of the real revelation of the league season is the 22 years old Ehsan Pahlavan a left midfiled player who plays for Zob Ahan in the Persian Gulf League. Born in Khorassan in the city of Bojnord, Pahlavan has been spotted playing for a small club in Mashhad. He was selected for Iran’s youth team and by 2012 he …

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Queiroz announces new Team Melli squad

Carlos Queiroz announced a provincial list of 32 players for the upcoming training camp and the friendly international match against Macedonia. 3 players from the title holder Esteghlal Khuzestan have been named in the squad which included a number of new names. 10 players playing abroad are in the squad including the two top scorers Sardar Azmoun and Karim Ansarifard. …

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Queiroz: Now it will be easier to reach the World Cup

Iran national football team coach, referring to his talks with President of Football Federation said that now it’s easier to get to the World Cup. He stressed that Mehdi Taj did not accept his resignation or departure from the outset. According to ISNA the newly elected head of FFIRI had a series of meeting after his victory in the election …

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Sardar Azmoun continues to excel

Team Melli’s forward, Sardar Azmoun is continuing to impress in the Russian league with his team FC Rostov. Azmoun , who is on loan with Rostov has just scored his 8th league goal against Ural on Monday to set up a thrilling final round of the Russian league. CSKA Moscow is leading the table with 62 points with one match …

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Team Melli planning a training camp in Oman.

Mehdi Taj and Carlos Queiroz met with a delegation from Oman’s Al Ouroba club to discuss the possibilities of setting up of a training camp for Team Melli in Muscat. The Omani delegation is apparently in Tehran to extend an invitation to FFIRI and Team Melli for the use of Al Ouroba training facilities in lieu of the worsening conditions …

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Veisi defies the odds, Esteghlal Khuzestan is the champion of Iran.

it is simply a fairy-tale. A little known team from Khuzistan’s capital Ahvaz lifts the Persian Gulf title on a thrilling final day of the Persian Gulf football league season 2015/16. The champions title was contested by 3 teams Persepolis [54 pts GD +15] , Esteghlal Tehran [51 pts +15]  and the tiny club from the south Esteghlal Khuzestan [54 pts …

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Carlos Queiroz returns back to Tehran

The Portuguese Head coach of Team Melli , returned back to Tehran yesterday amid speculations about his future. Carlos Queiroz who submitted his resignation to Ali Kaffashian and announced that his last working day would be 7th May 2016 to coincide with the election of the FFIRI , left the country without waiting for approval for his resignation. The lack …

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Results of autopsy on Mehrdad Ouladi revealed.

An official spokesman for the District Attorney , denied that the death of former Team Melli and Malavan player was an act of suicide. Mehrdad Ouladi , was pronounced dead in a Tehran hospital after he was taken to the Emergency Ward in an ambulance from his home. The doctors said that the 30 years old player had suffered a …

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Mehdi Taj wins the election as the new President of FFIRI

Mehdi Taj , has won the FFIRI election as the head of the federation after a prolonged and complicated path to the General Assembly marred by off and on dates. To make sure that the delegates remain in control and not deviate from the path , The Minister of Youth and Sport was present at the election and took the …

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