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Faghani referees FIFA Club World Cup 2015

Alireza Faghani, The Iranian referee who took control of the AFC Asian Cup 2015 has added another honor to his list by being appointed as FIFA Club World Cup 2015 referee. The final match between Barcelona FC and the South American Champions  River Plate of Argentina is played in  Nissan Stadium (Yokohama) on Sunday 20th December. Fagahi is the considered the top Asian referee …

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Iran futsal sweeps past Mexico

Team Melli futsal defeated Mexico 5-1 on Saturday to continue its perfect record in the 2015 Chinese Football Association Futsal international tournament. Yesterday Iran defeated Myanmar 15-2 in the 4 team tournament opener. In the earlier match on Saturday, Host China defeated Myanmar 4-3 to increase their points tally to 4 from two matches. The 2015 Chinese Football Association Futsal international …

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Iran futsal routs Myanmar

Iran Futsal team opened its account in the China International Futsal tournament 2015 in Changshu city with a routing of Myanmar. In the second match of the tournament played on Friday , Team Melli futsal team mostly  playing with young players while occasional minutes were given to the seniors,  defeated Myanmar 15-2. The first half ended 8-0 in a match which was totally controlled by Iran …

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Iran participate in China Futsal tournament.

Iran Futsal team will play in a 4 side round in China on Friday ribbon tournament The 2015 Chinese Football Association Futsal international tournament organized by the Chinese Football Association will be held in Changshu City Sports Center from 18 to 20 May. The teams participating in this tournament are Mexico, Myanmar, host China in addition to Iran. Iran will …

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Carlos Queiroz honored in his homeland.

Team Melli’s Portuguese head coach was honored in a ceremony held in Lisbon, Portugal. The Faculty of Human Kinetics (FMH), of University of Lisbon today honored various sport personalities who contributed to the history and development of the institution. At the ceremony celebrating 75 years of the institution, the president of the FMH, João Alves Diniz, thanked the support given …

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Daei scathing attack on Iran’s football regulations

  The peculiar and unique regulations of some of the football laws in Iran, has resulted in a scathing criticism by the outspoken Ali Daei. The ex-Team Melli captain and the world’s top international goal scoring record holder is currently the head coach of Saba Qom. In his short tenure with Saba , he has masterfully managed to create a solid team …

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Team Melli without kit sponsors

Team Melli is currently suffering an acute shortage of kits for players. The current contract between FFIRI and UHLSports has expired and was not renewed despite a good offer from the German kits manufacturer. The relation between FFIRI and UHLSports was marred by complaints from the coach and players on the low quality of kits provided by the supplier. UHLSports …

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Kaffashian offices raided by government officials.

Ali Kaffashian was questioned by government officials and his offices was rummaged on Sunday.  The head of Iran’s football federation was not taken into custody but the officials carried with them several documents of unknown nature for examination or as evidence. Reza Hassankho , the head of security in the FFIRI has confirmed that government officials have visited the federation’s …

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Karim Ansarifard scores a brace for his Greek club.

Karim Ansarifard Team Melli and Greek club Panionios FC center forward was the hero of the day as the Iranian player scored both of his team’s goals in the 2-0 victory over PAS Giannina on Saturday evening round 12 match of the Greek super League 2015/16 season. With this win, Panionios FC secured the 3rd spot in the table behind the …

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Queiroz departs Iran on extended medical leave.

Team Melli’s Head Coach Carlos Queiroz departed Iran for an extended leave of absence in which the Portuguese coach intends to go for medical check up and recuperation, according to Ali Kaffashian, The President of FFIRI. Queiroz , who was rumored to be seriously ill , gave no interviews nor did not provide any hint on nature of his illness on his departure …

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