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Mission China; Team Melli needs all the 3 points in Azadi.

Iran’s match against China on Tuesday will be a real test for the newish look Team Melli after their fine display against Qatar in Doha which ended in a 1-0 win scored by Mehdi Taremi. In retrospect, it was not an impossible task in Doha and the win was achieved with certain level of comfort unlike the match in Azadi …

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Qatar vs. Iran : Preview

The last time the two teams met in Azadi , it took Team Melli two late goals to defeat Qatar which excelled in defending their goal before a calamitous goal keeping error allowed Gucci to score the first then Jahanbaksh to seal the win in injury time. Carlos Queiroz’s side are the only unbeaten team in Group A but, after …

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Squad announced for Qatar and China matches.

A 23 man squad was announced by Carlos Queiroz for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Qatar and China. The most significant omission in th list is that of Ashkan Dejagah who is out of match practise due to an injury. The Wolfsburg midfielder has yet to feature for his club un the Bundesliga after the winter break. …

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Ashkan Dejagah re-signes for VfL Wolfsburg

Team Melli midfielder Ashkan Dejagah has re-signed for VfL Wolfsburg on a free transfer after leaving Qatari club Al-Arabi SC. The 30-year-old, who becomes the Wolves’ fifth new arrival in the January transfer window, has signed a six-month contract until the end of the season with the option of a further year. “I’m delighted to be back in Wolfsburg and I’m …

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Iranian-British Ryan Tafazolli sought by Queiroz..

Iran’s national manager Carlos Queiroz has been keeping an eye on Peterborough defender Ryan Sirous Tafazolli who, though born in England, is qualified to play for the country through his father. The 6ft 5in defender, who started out in the same Southampton academy team as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, has had rave reviews since moving from Mansfield in the summer. Queiroz, best …

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Ashkan Dejagah warns against complacency

The-afc.com Tehran: Islamic Republic of Iran captain Ashkan Dejagah has warned his Team Melli colleagues to focus on one game at a time despite holding top spot in Group A of Asia’s qualifying campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after their impressive win over Korea Republic. Sardar Azmoun scored the only goal of the game despite a dominant showing by the …

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Iran’s golden boy scores a hat trick against Macedonia

Sardar Azmoun scored a hat trick, his first at international level to lead Team Melli 3-1 against Macedonia in the match played At Philip II stadium at Skopje. Azmoun scored early in the 8th minute from an assist by Dejagah , however the host quickly replied back and scored the equalizer in the 10th minute by A. Trajkovski assisted by …

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Macedonia vs. Iran

  Team Melli carried out its last practice session on Wednesday in Skopje’s main Stadium Philip II in preparation for the game against host Macedonia in the friendly international on Thursday. The training session led by Carlos Queiroz was mostly light drills including acceleration practise, shooting and group passing. This was the only practise for the match stadium which will kick off at 1730 local …

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Iran vs. Japan, clash of the titans.

Team Melli will meet Japan in a friendly international match in what is considered to be the clash of the titans of Asian football. The teams will play in Azadi on Tuesday 13th October 2015. Both teams will be looking for a moral win , Japan to prove that they are the best team in Asia, While Iran to confirm …

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Team Melli is further depleted !

A depleted Team Melli will be flying to Tashkent on Tuesday 11:00 am missing 7 players. The latest additions,  is one of the most experienced players, Seyed Jalal Hosseini and Foolad young starlet , Soroush Rafei. The pair is facing administration issues preventing them from leaving Iran. As reported earlier in teammelli.com , Hosseini is facing tax evasion charges due …

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