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Thailand futsal overpowers Iran

Iran’s Futsal Melli team lost to its nemesis Thailand 7-5 in the four nations tournament  in that match played today Sunday in Bangkok. Iran’s goals were scored by Ahmad Esmaeilpour, Farhad Tavakoli, Mohammadreza Sang-Safidi , Mehdi Javid and Mehran A’lighadr. On Saturday evening, Team Melli  futsal team was held to a 3-3 draw in the first match against Kazakhstan , which serves as a warm-up …

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Team Melli defeats Spal in a freindly

Team Melli defeated Italian Serie B team Spal 3-0 in a friendly match played earlier today at Stadio Tullo Morgagni, Forlì. The first half finished 2-0 for Team Melli with goals from  Ansari (26′) and Kamyabinia (37′) . The second half saw a lone goat at the 67th minute scored by Bahdor. Carlos Quireoz used most of his second string team in this …

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Kimia Alizadeh becomes first ever Iranian woman medal winner at Olympic games

TAEKWONDO star Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin won 57kg bronze to become Iran’s first ever female Olympic medalist. The teen beat  Nikita Glasnovic of Sweden 5-1 after winning her repechage match with Thailand’s Phannapa Harnsujin 14-10. Alizadeh  narrowly missed the chance to make it all the way  to the final after losing by a singly point margin to the Spanish player. Alizadeh has already …

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Alireza Faghani to referee the Olympics Final

Alireza Faghani Iran’s and Asia’s top referee has been handed over the task of refereeing the Gold Medal final match in Rio’s Olympics 2016.  Faghani , who has already refereed the Asian Cup 2015 was also selected as part of the refereeing team in the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The referring team for the final match between host …

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Intensive preparation for Futsal team ahead of the World Cup.

Team Melli Futsal is on the road to an a=intensive preparation program ahead of the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2016 in Colombia.    After the completion of the fourth round of league matches, the squad of 14 players will be named for Team Melli Futsal on Tuesday 16th August. Next day , the squad will fly to Bangkok to take part in Thailand’s 4 …

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Sohrab Moradi wins Iran’s 2nd Gold Medal in the Olympics

Iran won its second gold medal in two days as Sohrab Moradi was victorious in the men’s 94-kilogram weightlifting. Moradi’s first lift in the clean and jerk was enough for gold, hoisting 221 kilograms, which combined with his 182 in the snatch for a total of 403 on Saturday. There was silver for Belarusian Vadzim Straltsou on 395 and bronze …

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Teymourian salutes Kianoush Rostami

Team Melli Captain saluted the Iranian hero Kianoush Rostami for winning the first Gold medal of Iran in the Rio Olympics Games 2016. “On behalf of all the Team Melli members. I wish to salute our hero Kianoush Rostami for breaking the world and Olympic record and winning the gold medal for our beloved country.” Teymourian said in a statement to …

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Team Melli arrives in Italy

Team Melli arrived in the Italian Capital Rome early morning Saturday and immediately travelled by bus to Florence to set up a training camp. Team Melli squad will be Italy for two weeks in preparation o the first two matches in the penultimate round of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Qatar in Azadi and away to China. The 23 players …

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Taj to discuss Team Melli players’ conscription with the Military.

Mehdi Taj, the president of the IRIFF said that he will be meeting with Commandar Baran Cheshmeh to discus the status of the Team Melli players who are currently serving the mandatory two years conscription but are not allowed to play for Team Melli or leave the country. In one of those weird ruling in Iran, a person under military service …

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IRIFF arranges a charter flight for Team Melli

IRIFF is to arrange a charter flight for Team Melli for their trip to Southern China.  Team Melli is scheduled to play away to China on 6th September 2016 , 5 days after meeting Qatar in Azadi Stadium. ” the federation has managed to secure a charter flight for Team Melli for the long trip to Southern China .” IRIFF’s official  Gholamreza Behravan said …

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