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Ben Williams is to retire.

Jai Bednall news.com.au@jaibednall IMAGINE spending more than two decades at the very top of your field, and then when you retire, witnessing widespread celebration you were finally quitting. That’s life as a football referee and the reality veteran Australian whistleblower Ben Williams faced today after announcing Tuesday night’s International Champions Cup match between Juventus and Tottenham at the MCG would …

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Mehrdad Pooladi is not coming back!

Much has been said about Team Melli’s left back who was Iran’s best player in the FIFA World Cup 2014. Mehrdad Pooladi was accused by the authorities along with a large number of other footballers of submitting fake documents in order to get exemption from Military Service. The inspection which was carried out in 2014 also named several other Team …

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China’s Tianjin Teda seeking Morteza Pouraliganji

The central defender of Team Melli , Morteza Pouraliganji is being pursued by the Chinese Super league club, Tianjin Teda FC. Pouraliganji was one of the stars of Team Melli in the AFC Asian Cup. His performance in Australia attracted number of interests from various clubs in the Persian Gulf states and China.  Tianjin Teda has formally submitted an offer but the details are …

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Controversial referee Ben Williams hit back.

Chris Wilson Sports editor at The Canberra Times Canberra referee Ben Williams has retaliated to media commentary of his controversial officiating at the Asian Cup, calling it “ill-informed” and questioning the relevance of some former players in the broadcasting box. The Asian Football Confederation referee of the year in 2013 and the first Australian to officiate in the second round …

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Is there a shift in Iranian fans’ mentality ?

An intriguing enigma has developed lately in Iran’s football that might be the beginning of a new era, at least from the fans side of the, if not with the whole of the system. Iran has the largest football fan base in Asia, even more that China that has several folds more population. People just love football in this country …

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News leaks: AFC awarded UAE the hosting of Asian Cup 2019.

In Sydney , sources have leaked news that the AFC has already decided on the next hosting of the AFC Asian Cup 2019. Two countries have been shortlisted for the hosting, Iran and UAE. Both sides have claimed the support of the majority of the voting associations, but AFC has not indicated anything so far to put some light on …

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Iraq coach wants rival fans separated for Iran clash in Asian Cup

Lee Gaskin Sports reporter at The Canberra Times Iraq coach Radhi Shenaishil has called on Asian Cup organisers to have rival fans seated in different parts of Canberra Stadium for Friday night’s emotion-charged quarter-final with Iran. Another sold-out crowd of more than 18,000 is expected for the clash of two countries that were at war from 1980 to 1988. The …

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Team Melli prospects.

What have we learned from the 2 victories? Team Melli has completed its initial task with full mark. Qualification to the quarter finals of the AFC Asian Cup, the 6th in a row since 1996, was achieved with the 1-0 win against Qatar in a match that will always be remembered for the wonder goal scored by young Sardar Azmoun. …

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IRAN BRACED FOR STERN QATAR CHALLENGE

14 January 2015 Michael Church Sydney: Qatar’s heavy defeat at the hands of the United Arab Emirates has not lulled Iran coach Carlos Queiroz into expecting anything other than a challenging encounter when his team face off against the Gulf Cup holders in their Group C meeting at Stadium Australia on Thursday. The UAE handed the Qataris a 4-1 thrashing …

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QATAR DETERMINED TO BOUNCE BACK

www.afcasiancup.com 14 January 2015 Michael Church Sydney: Djamel Belmadi is hoping his Qatar team can put their disappointing 4-1 loss at the hands of the United Arab Emirates behind them as they prepare to take on three-time AFC Asian Cup winners Iran at Stadium Australia on Thursday evening. The Algerian coach was still at a loss to explain the Group …

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