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Iran Beat the “Great Satan” at the 1998 World Cup. Now It Has an American Player.

By Harrison Star   Iran at the World Cup      

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Team Melli news updates

Vienna   After the friendly international games on Sunday where Team Melli drew 0-0 with Belarus, there was a general consensuses  that the Iranian players were physically tired from the intense training. Most of the players interviewed referred to the physical stress on their bodies as one of the reasons that the team was unable to perform better. Carlos Queiroz …

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Ali Karimi “It is the coach’s decision and we need to respect that”

Ali Karimi Pashaki

Ali Karimi , the current Tractorsazi player expressed his desire to assist Team Melli and play in the World Cup once again. Perhaps it was a hint aimed at Queiroz, one that the Portuguese head coach of Team Melli did not take seriously. After the announcement of the 30 players list for the World Cup. Queiroz was asked about the …

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Keshi dismisses Argentina, focused on Iran

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi focusing on Iran first Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi says his focus at the moment is his opening World Cup match against Iran. Keshi’s team also play Bosnia-Herzegovina and Argentina, but most of the focus has been on the South American giants. The Nigeria coach insists that the first game is the most important one of all. …

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Teymourian “The problems at Team Melli can be resolved”

In a brief statement to FFIRI website, Andranik “Ando” Teymourian commenting on the Sunday match against Belarus, said “We had a few problems in the defense and forward lines in that match, but none of it is of any serious nature. They can be resolved. ” The Esteghlal midfielder who is in camp in Austria with his teammates said “”From …

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Team Melli and Belarus draw blank

Team Melli played a goalless draw against Belarus in its first match in the Austrian training camp. A good number of Iranian supporters were at hand in Franz-Fekete-Stadion Kapfenberg, Austria to cheer the team compromising of mixed experience. Mehdi Sharifi won his first cap as Queiroz started him against Belarus and the young Sepahan striker did not disappoint as he …

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Kaffashian reveals “Rahmati did in fact write an apology letter!”

Shiraz. Ali Kaffashian in a gathering at Shiraz university students, responding to demands and explanation of why Seyed Mehdi Rahmati was not selected for Team Melli, admitted that the goalkeeper has in fact written a letter of apology regretting his action. “Mehdi Rahmati, has admitted his shortcoming and wrote a brief letter to us expressing his regret and apology. I , in the …

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Team Melli to meet Belarus in Austria.

Team Melli’s will be meeting Belarus in its first friendly match of the Austrian camp conducted in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2014. The match  will be held on Sunday Afternoon at 14:00 local time (16:30 Tehran times) in Franz Fekete Stadium . This is the second international practice match of Team Melli since the first game against Guinea …

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The dilemma of Iran goalkeeping selection.

Rahman Ahmadi

The most taxing selection for Carlos Queiroz must be the goalkeeper. Even if Team Melli coach does not admit it in public, the 4 goalkeepers that have accompanied him to Austria training camp are far from optimum in experience, current form , dependability, and/or reliability. Starting with Sousha Makani , with a grand total of two caps both in meaningless …

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Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz fumes as infighting leaves his squad woefully underprepared

Former Real Madrid manager, whose side face Argentina, Bosnia and Nigeria in Group F, admits: “We will not make it to the next round.” Caught in the middle: Carlos Queiroz looks on as Iranian players are put through their paces, belatedly Photo: AFP By James Montague, World Cup Nation, Iran The Telegraph 12:00PM BST 14 May 2014 There were no fans, no penalty …

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