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Hadi Aghili bemaons lack of support and sympathy

Sepahan Esfahan defender Hadi Aghili is bitter about the lack of support and absence of any moves to return him back to Team Melli similar to other players. In an interview with ISNA , Aghili said “there has been a strong lobby to return Rahmati to Team Melli for the World Cup. Similarly , when a player like Payam Sadeghian …

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AFC Futsal C’ship (QF): Vietnam vs Iran Preview

Published: 06 May 2014 Ho Chi Minh City: Coach Bruno Garcia believes Vietnam must play a perfect game if they are to beat 10-time winners Iran in their AFC Futsal Championship quarter-final on Wednesday. After suffering an opening defeat to Iraq, the hosts turned their fortunes around by beating Tajikistan 10-4 and Kuwait 2-1 to secure a first-ever appearance in …

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Stage set for Asian Cup draw in Sydney

afc.com PUBLISHED: 24 MARCH 2014 Sydney: The Sydney Opera House will host one of Asian football’s night of nights – the final draw for the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015, this Wednesday, March 26. The cream of Asian football talent will descend on Australia next January for Asia’s biggest single-sport event and the biggest football tournament ever staged in Australia. …

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The Islamic History of Salvador, the City where Bosnia and Iran will Meet up in the World Cup

Posted on March 22, 2014 by Gilson Jorge Mouraria Neighborhood: name taken from Romans distracted as Muslims One of the most charming and bohemian neighborhoods of Salvador, Brazil’s third largest city and capital of the state of Bahia, is called Mouraria (the Moorish quarter), a small area full of old houses where there is an army headquarter, some university buildings …

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Samba star mulls Iran World Cup adventure.

 AFP 23 March 2014 Former Vasco da Gama and Paraenense striker Eder Luciano, better known as Edinho, moved to Iran in 2008 to play for Mes Kerman. His goalscoring form for the club, founded in 1998, has been such that the Iranians conferred citizenship on him earlier this year. “I already have my documents so I’d say there is about …

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Nigerian Onazi: Eagles Can Go All The Way In Brazil

  SS Lazio of Italy midfielder Ogenyi Onazi is confident the Super Eagles can go all the way in Brazil at the FIFA World Cup if the players have self belief.Onazi says the Super Eagles must also be totally focussed on the job at hand instead of concentrating on particular teams, warning that all the qualified teams have the chance …

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Yet another setback for Team Melli!

Tehran. The Secretary General of the Iranian football federation announced the cancellation of  Team Melli training camp in South Africa. The  camp was arranged by Carlos Queiroz and approved by the federation administration however, it was abruptly cancelled like the last camp that was supposed to be held in Portugal. Team Melli was suppose to play a friendly match in …

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Reza Ghoochannejhad joins Charlton Athletics.

Charlton have completed the signings of Standard Liege striker Reza Ghoochannejhad and Ujpest right-back Loic Nego for undisclosed fees. Iran forward Ghoochannejhad, 26, has agreed a deal until the summer of 2016. Frenchman Nego, 23, has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Championship club. Both Belgian side Liege and Hungarian outfit Ujpest are owned by Roland Duchatelet, the businessman who took …

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Esteghlal stars exodus continues, Ando wants out!

  Andranik Teymourian announced  he wants to leave the Persian Gulf League leader , Esteghlal. In the wake of Midfield Dynamo Mojtaba  Jabbari , Team Melli Captain Javad Nekounam  and Defender Pejman Montazzeri , Andranik “Ando” Teymourian will be the fourth Esteghlal superstar / Team Melli player to leave the club. Although the reasons behind his intentions are not clearly …

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Steven Beitashour to Vancouver Whaitecaps.

Steven Beitashour (left) defends against Vancouver Whitecaps forward Omar Salgado during a May 2012 Major League Soccer game at BC Place Stadium. Beitashour, an MLS all-star in 2012, was acquired by the Whitecaps in a trade on Monday. Photograph by: Les Bazso , PNG VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps took a huge step on Monday in filling the right fullback vacancy …

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