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Sports Minister demands investigation and answers to Persepolis fiasco.

In a letter to the head of the Football Federation, the Minister of Youth and Sports, called for a thorough and comprehensive investigation into the FIFA sanction & fine against Persepolis Club. According to Mehr News Agency, in the letter that the Minister Masoud Soltanifar sent to the Head of FFIRI Mehdi Taj, he said: “Following the discussions, in spite …

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Iran U-17 , a true contender at FIFA U-17

Team Mellu U17 will meet the African side Guinea on 5th October in its first match in the FIFA U-17 World Cup at Goa India.  This is the same venue that Iran’s U-17 played in during the AFC U-16 championship which qualified Iran to the World Cup after finishing runners-up to Iraq on penalty kicks. Iran’s first appearance at the …

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Queiroz invites 27 players for Togo & Russia matches.

The official list of 27 players invited to join Team Melli squad for the matches against Togo and Russia have been announced. Queiroz has picked 4 new members of the squad including the naturalized Iranian Swede, Saman Ghoddos.  Earlieer reports indicated that Ghoddos did not satisfy the requirements to play for Iran, however, there was no official communique from the …

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It is a shameful event ; Queiroz commenting on Taremi’s suspension.

The head coach of Team Melli, referring to the suspension of the Persepolis and Team Melli striker by FIFA, said that one person should at least be brave enough and accept accountability and take responsibility for this shameful event. Carlos Queiroz told reporters after Friday’s training session that the preparation for the FIFA World Cup has started today and will …

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Team Melli in practise for Togo and Russia

Team Melli started its first training session in preparation for the double-header against Togo and Russia. Queiroz invited 23 players including Mehdi Taremi who is under FIFA suspension for 4 months !!! The first match will be in Azadi Stadium against the African team , Togo  currently ranked 121 in the FIFA Ranking. The most famous player in the squad …

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Iran Futsal aiming for another Asian Gold

IRAN, UZBEKISTAN TO CLASH FOR SUPREMACY IN ASHGABAT / Sep 24 2017 / Ashgabat: Islamic Republic of Iran showed their attacking prowess as they beat Afghanistan 8-2 in the Ashgabat 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games men’s futsal semi-final on Sunday. IR Iran will face Uzbekistan – who beat Japan 3-2 on penalties after their semi-final finished 3-3 following extra …

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Mehdi Taremi is suspended by FIFA.

Following a complaint by a Turkish Sporting Club, the World Football governing body (FIFA) ruled in favor of Süper Lig team Çaykur Rizespor and imposed a heavy penalty and fines against Persepolis and Mehdi Taremi. Both Team Melli striker and his agent Golghi, have been penalized for illegally leaving the Turkish club and required to pay a fine of € 789,500. Both are also …

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Iran U-16 Qualifies for AFC U-16 Championship Malaysia 2018 in grand style.

Karaj: Afghanistan finished their AFC U-16 Championship Malaysia 2018 Qualifiers campaign with a third win – beating Lebanon 4-1 – while Islamic Republic of Iran remained perfect after beating Kyrgyz Republic 4-0 on Sunday. After losing out to Iran on Matchday Four, Afghanistan lost out on the top spot. Going into the match against Lebanon, Afghanistan aimed to finish among …

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Team Melli’s Togo match in doubt!

Confusion supreme is the theme of Team Melli once again after news from Russia that Iran vs. Togo match has been cancelled. The match against the African Nation was arranged to coincide with Team Melli’s trip to the World Cup host in October The friendly international match against Russia has been scheduled for 10th October  while 5 days before that …

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Team Melli loses its clean sheet in draw vs. Syria

Two goals by the Syrians, ended the impressive record held by Iran in the qualifying rounds of the FIFA In the last round of the competition, Syria surprised the huge fans in Azadi by taking the lead in the 13th minute of the match after a very poor clearance by Biranvand in goal allowing Tamer Haj Mohamad to head the rebound. …

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