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Hadi Aghili hangs his boots.

Team Melli former central defender has retired from football. Hadi Aghili who is currently on the books of Sepahan , announced that he is quitting football altogether. The 36 years old defender had a turbulent career marred by indiscipline and revolt. 5 years ago, he was banned from Team Melli at his prime when he suddenly quit Team Melli camp because …

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Iran ascends in FIFA ranking April 2017

Team Melli’s excellent result against Qatar and China lifted them up to # 28 in the world steadfastly maintaining the top of the Asian Ranking.   In the latest stats published today by FIFA, Iran with 820 points is on place above Bosnia & Herzegovina (815) and one place below Republic of Ireland (823). significantly , some household names in …

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Oman friendly on the card.

The Iranian football federation has requested a friendly international match against Oman in May 2017. Team Melli is one win away from the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. The match against Uzbekistan in Azadi Stadium will be a decider and the countdown for qualification. Three match points against the tough Uzbek , who themselves  have a chance of qualifying …

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Iran 1-0 China : Another firm step towards the World Cup 2018

Team Melli defeated China 1-0 in the seventh round of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Asian zone qualifiers to cement its lead on group A. Iran now leads the group with 17 points , four ahead of closest rival Korea Republic with 3 rounds to go. The match was played in front of capacity crowd estimated to be over 110,000 …

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IRAN vs. CHINA : Statistics

  Overview MATCHES       IRAN   –     CHINA PR     33 FIFA Ranking position 86 HEAD-TO-HEAD 21 Matches Played 21 11 Wins 4 4 Losses 11 6 Draws 6 35 Goals scored 18 18 Goals against 35 Men’s ‘A’ Matches FIFA WORLD CUP™       IRAN   –     CHINA PR     0 Appearances 0 …

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Iran look to edge closer, duo aim to bounce back

fifa.com 27.March.2017 Tuesday’s matchday 7 in Asia could see Carlos Queiroz’s take another major step towards Russia 2018 by strengthening their position at the Group A summit. Group B joints leaders Saudi Arabia and Japan will, meanwhile, hope to continue their winning form against Iraq and Thailand respectively as they aim to consolidate their places in the top two. Among …

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A new face in Team Melli’s final prectise session.

Team Melli conducted its last practise session before the China game at Sanat Naft research institute field in Tehran today morning. The session was attended by all the 23 players of the squad and no injuries were reported among the players. There was an initial fear that Alireza Jahanbakhsk who received a knock against Qatar, might be absent for this match, …

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Mission China; Team Melli needs all the 3 points in Azadi.

Iran’s match against China on Tuesday will be a real test for the newish look Team Melli after their fine display against Qatar in Doha which ended in a 1-0 win scored by Mehdi Taremi. In retrospect, it was not an impossible task in Doha and the win was achieved with certain level of comfort unlike the match in Azadi …

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One firm Step closer to WC 2018 – Qatar 0 – 1 Iran

Iran’s Team Melli defeated Qatar 1-0 in Doha in the 6th round of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers. The only goal was scored in the 52nd minute by Mehdi Taremi from a brilliant assist by Karim Ansarifard. Earlier in the day China beat second place Korea Rep 1-0 while Syria shocked Uzbekistan with the same result in Malaysia.  Iran’s win opened a 4 points …

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Fossati, Queiroz clash ahead of World Cup tie

A simmering spat between Qatar and Iran coaches broke out into the open on Wednesday ratcheting up tensions 24 hours ahead of a crucial World Cup qualifier. Jorge Fossati and Carlos Queiroz clashed over alleged comments made by the former Real Madrid coach ahead of the qualifier in Tehran last September which saw Iran win 2-0 with goals in the …

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