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Feng Xiaoting confident ahead of China’s World Cup qualifier vs. Iran

espnfc.com BY MICHAEL CHURCH China captain Feng Xiaoting is confident he and his teammates can put their World Cup qualifying campaign on track when they take on Iran in Shenyang as they aim to bounce back from Thursday’s defeat against South Korea. China almost rescued a point from their meeting with the Red Devils, fighting back from three goals down …

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Mehrdad Pooladi is declared a free agent.

Team Melli left back and ex-Persepolis player, Mehrdad Pooladi has been declared as a free agent. Pooladi was involved in a long dispute after the conclusion of the FIFA World Cup 2014 with Persepolis. While the players has repeatedly said that he is a “Free Agent” as his contract with the club has expired by the end of last season, …

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Mansourian “League’s goal scarcity is archetypal of the World Cup teams.”

Three weeks of the Persian football League 2014/15 has produced one of the lowest ever goals tallies, a fact that has alarmed many experts while raising some heated debates amongst the concerned. 4 teams have yet to score a single goal in 3 matches, while four of them have scored less than 1 goal per game. Thanks goodness, Sepahan is …

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Team Melli fans’ aspirations, are they being misled?

Team Melli fans: Aspirations , misleading or loss of focus The responses to the polls conducted by Team Melli.com before the FIFA World Cup 2014, and then during and after the World Premiere football show , was really intended to gauges the response and the heartbeat of the fans across the World. In a sense, we wanted to know was …

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Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi resigns after exit

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has stepped down from his position after the Super Eagles’ exit from the World Cup in Brazil. France scored twice in the last 11 minutes in Brasilia on Monday to reach the quarter-finals at their expense. The 52-year-old was appointed Nigeria boss in 2011 and helped them become African champions two years later. Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo also retired from …

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Mohajerani “Queiroz is currently the best option”

The legendary Heshamat Mohajerani , the first coach to lead Iran to the World Cup back in 1978 , believes that Carlos Queiroz contract should be extended with some conditions attached . “Although the result in the FIFA World Cup 2014 was not very successful, the AFC Asian Cup is only months away and we require a big name coach …

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AFC President positive on Asia’s potential

Published: 27 June 2014 The 2014 FIFA World Cup can so far be succinctly summarized as one of the most intriguing World Cup in recent memory. With several big teams exiting early and some surprise packages showing their mettle unperturbed by reputations, the World Cup has been a joy to watch. Unfortunately for the Asian confederation, the journey has come …

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Team Melli lands in Tehran.

Team Melli squad landed at Imam Khomeini Airport in the early hours of the morning. The squad was met at the CIP lounge by the Minister of Sport and dignitaries plus a large number of players family members. Three players were missing from Squad as Beitashour proceeded directly to USA, while Dejagah and Davari headed home tp England and Germany …

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Susic and Queiroz leave posts

fifa.com © Getty Images 26 Jun 2014 PA   Bosnia and Herzegovina are set to begin a new era under a new coach after their FIFA World Cup™ campaign ended on Wednesday, while Iran will also begin their search for Carlos Queiroz’s replacement after not renewing his contract. Coach of the Balkan team, Safet Susic, has announced he will step …

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Are we surprised at Team Melli’s results in the World Cup 2014?

It is all over for Team Melli at the World Cup. Iran exited in a disappointing, heart breaking and less than exciting manner. A deserved goal-less draw and a last minute defeat temporarily made us believe and have faith but then the reality hit everyone quite hard in the last match. Emotions aside, Team Melli got what it deserved nothing …

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