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Iran rules supreme at the top of FIFA Asian Ranking

Team Melli continued to rule the FIFA Asian Ranking for the month of May 2017. Korea Rep, Japan and Australia follow Iran in the ranking   WORLD RANK Rank Team Points 26 Northern Ireland 823 26 Republic of Ireland 823 28 Iran 820 29 Bosnia and Herzegovina 815 30 Senegal 805    Asian Rank World Rank Team Previous Points  1 28 …

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Iran Beach Soccer qualifies for 1//4 finals

  Iran finish second in Group B, Nigeria are eliminated Mohammad Ahmadzadeh and Mohammad Mokhtari each score twice for the Asian champions Iran will face Group A winners Switzerland in the quarter-finals on 4 May Iran defeated Nigeria 2-1 on penalties after a thrilling 4-4 draw after extra time to claim the runners-up spot in Group B and reach the …

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Team Melli Training plans revealed.

With one crucial step to take for the qualification to the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia, Carlos Queiroz and the FFIRI are leaving nothing to chance. Team Melli is setting camp in Austria followed by another camp in Dubai before returning to Tehran for the match against Uzbekistan. A victory against the Uzbeks will mean an early qualification to the …

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Watford, Bournemouth and Burnley lead chase for £9m-rated Iran winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh

Premier League clubs are chasing Iranian winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh Dutch side AZ Alkmaar will consider selling this summer for around £9million Jahanbakhsh has continued to attract Premier League scouts this season  By Simon Jones for MailOnline PUBLISHED: 20:19 BST, 29 April 2017  Watford, Bournemouth and Burnley are among the clubs closely following Iran international winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh. The 23-year-old has …

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Iran Beach Soccer winning start in the World Cup.

Iran defeated Mexico 3-2 in the first game of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017. Iran goalkeeper Peyman Hosseini scored the first goal of the tournament and made a crucial save at the end of the match to give the Asian champions all three points in the Group B opening match in Nassau on 27 April 2017.  Akbari …

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Shiva Amini barred from Futsal team for not wearing Hijab!

A top soccer player who once played on the Iranian women’s national team says she has been barred from ever returning to the squad or from landing a job as a coach after government officials found out she played in an exhibition game while not wearing a hijab — during a trip outside the country — and played alongside male players. In …

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Threats within!

The disciplinary record of Iran both on and off the field is raising alarm in the final stages of qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. Iran has a golden opportunity to make it to the finals back to back for the first time in its history. Team Melli  is comfortably leading the group with 17 points , …

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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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