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Taha Shariati , a star is born.

Taha Shariati, the towering defender of the Iran’s U-17 national football team who played a major role in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 qualification to the next round, is a classic star in the making for Iran’s football. Strong in the tackle and excellent in the air, Shariati is a rugged defender who will keep things together under …

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Perfect record for Iran U-17 with 3rd win in a row

Team Melli U-17 blanked Costa Rica 3-0 to top Group C with an all-win record in the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Friday. Iran had already secured a place in the Round of 16 with wins over Guinea and Germany, thus coach Abbas Chamanian elected to use give opportunity to some players while resting others. In their final group engagement …

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Team Melli draws with Russia 1-1

Kazan. Team Melli drew with the World Cup hosts Russia 1-1 in the friendly international match held on Tuesday at Kazan Arena in the capital of Tataristan Republic. The match was the second game that was arranged by the football federation as part of a long program for next years world cup. Team Melli prolific scorer open the scoring in …

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Iran U-17 Stuns Germany 4-0

Iran stunned Germany 4-0 in the biggest upset of the tournament so far to qualify for the knock-out round of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Tuesday. Iran, who controlled the proceedings throughout the Group C match, scored through Younes Delfi (6th and 42th), Allahyar Sayyad (49th) and Vahid Namdari (75th) at the Nehru Stadium in Margao. Nothing went right …

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Iran U-17 winning start in FIFA U-17 World Cup

Goa: Iran kicked off their campaign in the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a 3-1 drubbing of Guinea in a Group C encounter at the Nehru stadium. Defensive in the first half, Iran latched on to the chances that came their way, and score through Allahyar Sayyad (59th minute), Mohammed Sharifi (70th) and substitute Karimi Saeid (90th) to gain full points …

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“Russia ready to face strong Iran” Stanislav Cherchesov

Cherchesov replaced Leonid Slutski after the Euros. No. 64 Russia will host Team Melli (25th) in Kazan Arena in Kazan on October 10th. The Russian will face South Korea three days earlier in Moscow. “I’ve previously talked about a friendly between Russia and Iran with Carlos Queiroz and now it’s going to happen,” Cherchesov said in an interview with IRNA. …

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Good start for WC preparation: Iran 2-0 Togo

Team Melli defeated the African Side Togo 2-0  on Thursday in front a disappointing number of fans in Azadi Stadium Both goals were scored by Karim Ansarifard in the second half within 10 minutes of each other. The first half ended goalless. Carlos Queiroz gave several players their debut including Saman Ghoddos who was instrumental in the first goal, Ahmad Abdollahzadeh …

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Star player missing from Togo Line up

Togo internationals Emmanuel Adebayor and Floyd Ayité are set to miss the Sparrow Hawks’ encounter against Iran. The two sides will lock horns in an international friendly match at the Azadi Stadium in Tehrān, Iran on 5 October 2017. The Togolese Football Federation (FTF) has since announced that Adebayor and Ayite have both been withdrawn from the squad due to …

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Biranvand dipping form, a worry for Team Melli.

Just as most Team Melli fan breathed a sigh of relief for having a strong and reliable goalkeeper between the post of Team Melli goal line, Alireza Biranvand has hit his lowest form since joining Iran’s squad. After years of unceratinity and problems in the goalkeeping post with several changes of goalkeepers, it was apparent that the young Biranvand has …

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Yes Minister !!

Masoud Soltanifar was spot on when he issued instructions to Mehdi Taj and ordered FFIRI to investigate the management calamity that has led to a heavy fine and sanctions by FIFA imposed on Persepolis club that might approach the 800,000 Euro including legal cost. The Minister of youth and sports was even more judicious and decisive when he demanded, in …

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