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Team Melli U23 Squad UAE Camp list 2015

  Squad list - as announced by Mohammad Khakpour for the UAE Camp Nov. 2015 NAME POSITION AGE DATE OF BIRTH HOMETOWN APPS GLS 0 0 Ahmad NOORALLAHEI Midfield 22 February 1, 1993 Azadshar 3 0 Ali MOHSENZADEH Reserve 22 February 13, 1993 Tehran 0 0 Alireza NAGHIZADEH Midfield 22 March 4, 1993 Tabriz 3 1 Amir ABEDZADEH Goalkeeper 22 …

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Khakpour announces Omid Team plans.

Mohammad Khakpour, Iran’s U23 (Omid) coach announced his plans for the team from now until January 2016, when Iran will join 15 other finalist in a tough battle to qualify for the Rio De Janeiro Olympics football competition. The final rounds of the qualification for Rio Olympics will be held in Doha, Qatar. In his briefing with the sport journalist, …

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Styed Jalal Hosseini on the injury list.

The centre back of Team Melli, Seyed Jalal Hosseini has lost the chance of playing against Turkmenistan in the FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers and possibly the trip to Guam, after suffering a leg injury during a league match. In the absence of Hosseni , the Naft Tehran defender, Carlos Queiroz will most probably use Morteza PouraliGanji is the role …

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Kaffashian orders Queiroz to cap it.

Ali Kaffashian , has ordered Carlos Queiroz to seize issuing any public statements without the FFIRI approval.  In a rare show of force against the uncontrollable Carlos Queiroz, the head of football federation is determined to put an end to the public squabbling that his undermined his authority and that of his federation. In statements to the press Kaffashian told …

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Esteghlal club threaens to boycott Queiroz!

After the unprovoked attack by Carlos Queiroz on Rahmati following Esteghlal’s goalkeeper excellent form in the derby, the club issued a strong statement questioning Queiroz motives, his behavior and the continuous absence of punitive measure against him following a series of misdemeanors since he took over Team Melli. With 10 days to go to the match against Turkmenistan in the FIFA …

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Iran’s best goalkeeper is missing from Team Melli!

Very few would argue against the selection of Seyed Mehdi Rahmati as the Most Valuable Player of the 2015/16 derby between Esteghlal & Persepolis which ended in a 1-1 draw in front of 90,000 fans in Azadi on Friday 30th of October. Amongst the huge crowds was the Head Coach of Team Melli, Carlos Queiroz. Rahmati, single handedly (Literally) saved …

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Queiroz asks Asadi to stop meddling with Team Melli.

After the conclusion of the local derby between Esteghlal and Persepolis, Carlos Queiroz answered a few questions by the press attending the match in Azadi stadium. The head coach of Team Melli who is currently preparing the final list of player for the home match against Turkmenistan, said he was pleased with the match adding that it was the best derby match he …

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Iran Omid Team lift the WAFF Title.

Iran Omid Team won the inaugural WAFF U23 title after defeating Syria U23 team 2-0 in the final match of the competition. The match was held in Lekhwiya SC stadium ,  Doha . Iran goals were scored in the second half. At minute 58 , Alireza Naghizadeh scored omid team opener from the edge of th penalty area. on the  80th minute Arsalan …

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Lack of fans interest, is that the warning sign?

After 4 years at the helm, the status and popularity of Carlos Queiroz remains a mystery. While some media such as Navad program lead us to believe that he is an immensely popular head coach , the attendance and interest  of fans to watch Queiroz and Team Melli tells another story. Many believe that Team Melli and football in Iran …

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Team Melli tie Japan in an entertaining match.

Team Melli tied Japan 1-1 in the friendly international match played at Azadi stadium on Tuesday.. A small crowd of less than 10,000 fans were in the stadium at kick with a  slight increased during the first Iran was the better team in the first half with Ashkan Dejagah bouncing from his quite disappointing performance against Oman to perform splendidly …

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