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Team Melli line up vs Kyrgyzstan announced.

Carlos Queiroz announced a new look line up for the match against Kyrgyzstan this evening Tuesday. After the thrilling  3-1 win against Macedonia in Skopje , the Portuguese head coach has opted to use many reserves players  in the hope of finding more choices among his squad. As such  , many players who have not featured in Team Melli at …

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Team Melli returns to Tehran to prepare for Kyrgyzstan.

Team Melli landed in the early hours of  Sunday morning in Tehran returning from Skopje , Macedonia via Istanbul airport. After the 3-1 win against Macedonia , Team Melli stayed in the country and continued training and preparation for the upcoming friendly international against Kyrgyzstan. So far , all the squad members are in a good condition with no injury …

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VOLLEYBALL HEROES : Iran achieve first-ever Olympic qualification

Tokyo, Japan, June 4, 2016 – Iran achieved a historic feat as they earned their first-ever Olympic Games qualification, after they handed Poland their first defeat in the tournament 3-1 (25-20, 25-18, 20-25, 34-32) at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Saturday. Shahram Mahmoudi once again delivered a superb scoring performance. Mahmoudi had 24 points, including 20 attacks, two blocks and two …

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Macedonian match report

After the win against Azerbaijan, Macedonia was put back on ground by the Asian giant who recorded a comfortable win in Skopje. Macedonia made a small glimpse of hope with the 3:1 win over Azerbaijan on neutral ground in Austria on Sunday, but all that was quickly erased by the disastrous performance against Iran on Thursday. The many mistakes in …

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Iran continues at the top of Asian FIFA ranking

Iran Climbed 3 steps to 39th in the world in the monthly published FIFA Ranking for April 2016. Latest FIFA ranking table which was published on 2nd June 2016 , shows Iran  with 688 points comfortably maintain its top rank ahead of its closest rival South Korea  with 603 points while  Japan follows with 581 and Australia with 563 in …

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Iran’s golden boy scores a hat trick against Macedonia

Sardar Azmoun scored a hat trick, his first at international level to lead Team Melli 3-1 against Macedonia in the match played At Philip II stadium at Skopje. Azmoun scored early in the 8th minute from an assist by Dejagah , however the host quickly replied back and scored the equalizer in the 10th minute by A. Trajkovski assisted by …

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Macedonia vs. Iran

  Team Melli carried out its last practice session on Wednesday in Skopje’s main Stadium Philip II in preparation for the game against host Macedonia in the friendly international on Thursday. The training session led by Carlos Queiroz was mostly light drills including acceleration practise, shooting and group passing. This was the only practise for the match stadium which will kick off at 1730 local …

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Squad to play Macedonia announced

The final list of 23 players selected for the match against Macedonia on 2nd of June has been published. Ando Teymourian, the Team Melli captain is not amongst the final 23 so are Zob Ahan and Esteghlal players who are not available for selection due to their commitment with their clubs for the Final of Hazfi Cup. Two players who are …

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Queiroz “We will request to move Qatar match to Tabriz”

Team Melli head coach suggested that the first match against Qatar in the final rounds of FIFA World Cup 2018 should be moved to Tabriz’z Yadegar Imam  stadium because of friendlier atmosphere! “I have asked Mr. Taj to move our match against Qatar to Tabriz because they treat us much better there.”  Queiroz said in a statement to the press …

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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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