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Iran vs. Uzbekistan : Match review

 The match on Monday against Uzbekistan will be the stepping stone for Qualification to FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. Team Melli needs the 3 points to qualify with two matches in hand however; it will be facing a tough and none-yielding opponent who has aspirations of their own. Since the independence of Uzbekistan from the Soviet Union back in …

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Team Melli on track for the Uzbekistan match

Team Melli is on course in preparation for the crucial match against Uzbekistan on Monday. FIFA announced the name of the referees for the match. Ahmad Abu Baker Said Al Kaf from Oman will be assisted by Hamed Suleiman and Abu Baker Saleem. The fourth referee is Omar Mubarak all from the Sultanate of Oman. The Omani referee was the …

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Another IRIFF blunder on the way!

The Iranian football federation once again is planning to appoint low or no experience coaches for Youth Teams. After elimination from the group stages of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017 in Korea Rep. and failure of coach Peyrovani to get the best out of one of the most promising youth teams in decades , FFIRI is looking to renew the …

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Morale boosting win for Team Melli against Montenegro.

Team Melli defeated Montenegro 1-2 in a friendly International match in the capital city Podgorica on Sunday. Team Melli was camping in Austria, before travelling to Montenegro for the match. Both Iran and Montenegro are preparing for the FIFA World Cup2018 qualifiers next week. Iran played a goalless draw against Montenegro three years ago before the World Cup. The Montenegro …

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The Squad to face Uzbekistan announced

The Iranian Football Federation announced the list of 26 player which Carlos Queiroz has picked for the match against Uzbekistan. The squad, already in camp in Austria, will face Montenegro in a friendly international match before the vital against the Uzbek team which in itself is looking for a win in the hope of clinching a place in next year’s …

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The coach and IRIFF failure is so evident.

In the post match press conference in Inchon, Amir Hossein Peyrovani has accepted the responsibility for Iran U-21 team elimination from the FIFA U -20 World Cup. The coach has diverted some of the blame on the federation (IRIFF) for lack of preparation and said that ” I always manifested that a team that needs to compete at the highest …

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The influence of sport in Rouhani’s re-election.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was re-elected as the country’s leader with 57 percent of the vote on 20th May 2017. The reformer has been able to rely on the support of several well-known sportsmen. In Iran, politics and sports are never far from each other. With 23.5 million votes, Hassan Rouhani was re-elected to the presidency of Iran on May 20, 2017. While …

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Touhid Lotfi named AFC Futsal MVP

Bangkok: Islamic Republic of Iran’s Touhid Lotfi has been named the AFC U-20 Futsal Championship’s Most Valuable Player after guiding his side to the title on Friday. Iran’s talismanic captain rounded off a superb individual campaign with another highly creditable display as Iran beat Iraq 2-0 to secure the inaugural tournament’s crown. The livewire playmaker scored six times in seven …

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Team Melli leaves for Europe

In preparation for that crucial match against Uzbekistan, Team Melli has left for a training camp in Austria. Carlos Queiroz took part of the squad to the Austrian capital for some serious workout including a friendly international against Montenegro. The squad will then return east to Dubai where they will complete the second phase of the camp before returning back …

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IRAN SEAL AFC U-20 FUTSAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

Bangkok: An ecstatic Islamic Republic of Iran claimed the inaugural AFC U-20 Futsal Championship title on Friday thanks to a narrow 2-0 win over Iraq at the Bangkok Arena. The victory was Iran’s seventh straight success at the tournament, an imperious run of form that leaves the country proud owners of both the U-20 and senior AFC Futsal Championship crowns. …

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