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Is it worth it?

Iranian football has never been exposed to such a humiliating treatment like the ones that it is receiving from this Mozambique born Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz. For the last few years and due to all sort of reasons, he has been treating the football federation with contempt. Manipulating the faults and the sheer incompetency of the system managed by the …

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FIFA proposes two-and-a-half-year ban for Qatar official Al-Mohannadi

A two-and-a-half-year ban and a CHF 20,000 fine have been suggested by FIFA after an investigation into Qatar official Saoud Al-Mohannadi.  FIFA’s Ethics Committee has recommended a two-and-a-half-year ban from football for Qatar Football Association (QFA) vice-president Saoud Al-Mohannadi who is running against Ali Kaffashian as AFC candidate in FIFA’s Executive Committee.  World football’s governing body has investigated the QFA official for …

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Carlos Queiroz returns back to Tehran

The Portuguese Head coach of Team Melli , returned back to Tehran yesterday amid speculations about his future. Carlos Queiroz who submitted his resignation to Ali Kaffashian and announced that his last working day would be 7th May 2016 to coincide with the election of the FFIRI , left the country without waiting for approval for his resignation. The lack …

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Mehdi Taj wins the election as the new President of FFIRI

Mehdi Taj , has won the FFIRI election as the head of the federation after a prolonged and complicated path to the General Assembly marred by off and on dates. To make sure that the delegates remain in control and not deviate from the path , The Minister of Youth and Sport was present at the election and took the …

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Queiroz’s end of the road.

It seems like the end of the road between Carlos Queiroz and Team Melli is finally a reality after some bizarre rhetoric by the Portuguese coach against Alireza Asadi , FFIRI , Sajjadi and the Ministry of  sport of the Islamic Republic. After meeting with Ali Kaffashian to decide Team Melli and his letter of resignation , the Portuguese coach talked …

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Kaffashian will not run in the latest FFIRI elections.

Ali Kaffashian the incumbent President of the Iranian football federation FFIRI has announced that he will not run for re-election due in a few weeks. 7 candidates have announced their candidacy for replacing Ali Kaffashian amongst them are Mehdi Taj , the current head of the Football League in FFIRI , General Mostafa Ajerloo famous for his succesful days as Pas …

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Afshin Peyrovani resigns from his post

The former Team Melli Captain who was appointed as Team Melli Manager by the FFIRI on April 2015 , has submitted his resignation to Ali Kaffashian. In a public announcement , Peyrovani has confirmed that his resignation was submitted on 13th February but has not received a response yet. Peyrovani claims that he was verbally told to stay by Kaffashian. Afshin …

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Queiroz is targeted by Mayeli-Kohan’s wrath.

A recent interview with Mohammad Mayeli-Kohan , until recently , the Technical Director of Omid Team (Iran’s U23) created a lot of discussion and controversy in football circles. Mayeli-Kohan is one of those divisive characters that is either loved or hated.  He is known for being hostile to anything that he does not agree with. There is no restraint or …

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Kaffashian offices raided by government officials.

Ali Kaffashian was questioned by government officials and his offices was rummaged on Sunday.  The head of Iran’s football federation was not taken into custody but the officials carried with them several documents of unknown nature for examination or as evidence. Reza Hassankho , the head of security in the FFIRI has confirmed that government officials have visited the federation’s …

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Queiroz departs Iran on extended medical leave.

Team Melli’s Head Coach Carlos Queiroz departed Iran for an extended leave of absence in which the Portuguese coach intends to go for medical check up and recuperation, according to Ali Kaffashian, The President of FFIRI. Queiroz , who was rumored to be seriously ill , gave no interviews nor did not provide any hint on nature of his illness on his departure …

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