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Will the real Messi stand up?

espn.com We here at Toe Poke love an odd story, and do we have one for you. This one comes from an unlikely football source, Iran, where a 25-year-old student was detained — yes, detained — over the weekend for looking too much like Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi, if you can believe it. We’ll let that sink in …

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Esmaeilpour wins FIFA Futsal Award

The FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 most definitely saw a changing of the guard. The two giants of the global game, Spain and Brazil, were knocked off their perches and replaced in the final by Russia and Argentina. On an individual level, meanwhile, this edition of the tournament also witnessed stunning performances by renowned names and the emergence of …

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Faghani referees FIFA Club World Cup 2015

Alireza Faghani, The Iranian referee who took control of the AFC Asian Cup 2015 has added another honor to his list by being appointed as FIFA Club World Cup 2015 referee. The final match between Barcelona FC and the South American Champions  River Plate of Argentina is played in  Nissan Stadium (Yokohama) on Sunday 20th December. Fagahi is the considered the top Asian referee …

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Iran leads AFC ranking .

Iran continued leading Asia in the FIFA Ranking table published today by the World football governing body in Zurich. With a total of 716 points, Iran climbed to no 38 in the world , which is its highest ranking in 2015. This was a 3 step climb from last month at 41. Japan  remains second with 621 points and 50th …

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São Paulo considering Carlos Queiroz.

The Brazilian club São Paulo has declared their intention of seeking the services of Team Melli head coach. The widely popular el globo newspaper of Brazil through their website, el Globo esporte, reported the following: The Brazilian club São Paulo management interviewed the Portuguese Jose Peseiro on Monday for the vacant job of head coach of the team. The interview …

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Iran maintains Top FIFA ranking in Asia.

Iran climbed two places up in the latest FIFA ranking issued today. After the European tour where Team Melli defeated Chile and then lost to Sweden , Iran’s ranking in the table improved to maintain the top position in Asian followed by Japan and South Korea. Australia , The AFC Asian Cup holder was ranked 4th. At world level , …

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Iran’s Asian Cup chances weakened by poor preparation, says coach Queiroz

 Michael Lynch Senior sports reporter with The Age Iran has been touted as one of the favourites to go all the way and take out the Asian Cup, but if you listen to coach Carlos Queiroz their chances have been vastly over-rated. The former Manchester United assistant manager and Real Madrid and Portugal coach has been in charge of Team …

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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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Iran slump out of World Cup with disappointing defeat to Bosnia

Argentina played their part and won in Porte Alegre, yet Iran could not rouse themselves to take advantage and progress at Nigeria’s expense. Iran needed a win by a couple of goals to finish second, but goals are evidently not their speciality. For more than 80 minutes it looked like they would fail to trouble the scorer for a third …

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Uninspiring Team Melli bids farewell to the World Cup 2014

Team Melli lost its very slim chance of qualifying to the second round of the World cup when it was defeated by Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-1 at Arena Fonte Nova Salvador. Bosnia goals were scored by E. Dzeko 23′ M. Pjanic 59′ and A. Vrsajevic 83′ while Iran scored through Reza Ghoochanejad 82′ assisted by Javad Nekounam. The only consolation in this …

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