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Not so impressive Argentina rescued by Messi

Argentina’s 2-1 defeat of Bosnia and Herzegovina in their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ debut is hardly likely to generate great delight among Albiceleste fans. That said, there are times when all that matters is getting the job done, and this was one such occasion. Those fans are likely to make a similar observation about the game as the players themselves did …

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Team Melli players all praise for Queiroz.

fifa.com Carlos Queiroz took charge of Iran in April 2011 with one goal in mind: to return them to the FIFA World Cup™ after they missed out on South Africa 2010. The 61-year-old rose to the challenge in style. Iran finished top of Group A in Asia’s fifth qualifying round, beating section favourites Korea Republic on home turf in the final …

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Knowing Team Melli stars: Ashkan Dejagah

Ashkan Dejagah , even with his limited caps for Team Melli, is considered as one of the key players. A player whose goals and assists can make the difference for Iran in the World Cup. A Player, according to Roberto Martínez, the Everton Manager , who can shine in the big stage and spring a surprise. . The 27-year-old winger …

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8 Years wait will be over comes Monday

It has been 8 years since team Melli last kicked a ball in the World Cup. 8 years wait and patience for the avid and passionate fans to see their beloved Team Melli perform at the highest level of world football again. Ironically , the last time the team played was against an African team , Angola. The next match is …

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Team Melli arrives at Curtiba

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — Hundreds of noisy Iranian football fans cheered their team Saturday as it arrived in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba for its first game of the World Cup. For one man of faith, the joy highlighted how football can bring people together in a way that religion and politics often don’t. “They are chanting my country, …

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Nigerian Football enthusiasts urge Keshi not to underrate Iran

OKITIPUPA – Football fans in Ondo State on Friday, urged Coach Stephen Keshi of the Super Eagles not to underrate Iran at the ongoing 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The super Eagles will take on their Iranian counterparts on June 16 in their first Group F game. They will later meet Bosnia-Herzgovina and Argentina. Speaking with the News Agency of …

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Iran’s World Cup Zeal Wanes as Match Draws Near

By THOMAS ERDBRINK JUNE 11, 2014   TEHRAN — In a city where few people are allowed to organize large gatherings, and fun is enjoyed in private, the public celebrations of a year ago are legendary. The Iranian national soccer team, called Team Melli here, had just qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2006 by beating South Korea in …

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Iran’s President Rouhani expects Team Melli to qualify for the next round.

In a routine press briefing , President Hassan Rouhani expressed his delight at Team Melli being among the elite in FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil and said that the team should display a  professional and brave style of football Asked by a journalist about the government plan to support Team Melli , the President responded “The interest of our people in …

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Ali Karimi attracts the interest of a foreign club.

Ali Karimi ex-Team Melli player has opted to pause his contract extension negotiation with Tractorsazi Tabriz for another season , pending the final outcome of talks with an unknown foreign club that is interested in Karimi’s services. This news comes as a surprise as the 36 years old midfield player has recently announced his intention to wind down his football career …

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Kaffashian “negotiotion with Queiroz has stopped”

Ali Kaffashian , the President of the FFIRI , briefed the Iranian press in Brazil about his activities in the last few days during the FIFA World Cup 2014. Kaffashian said “At first , we attended AFC Extraordinary Congress meeting in Sao Paulo. Many items were discussed such as the nomination for the vice president. Currently it is by appointment , but the …

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