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A new face in Team Melli’s final prectise session.

Team Melli conducted its last practise session before the China game at Sanat Naft research institute field in Tehran today morning. The session was attended by all the 23 players of the squad and no injuries were reported among the players. There was an initial fear that Alireza Jahanbakhsk who received a knock against Qatar, might be absent for this match, …

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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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Team Melli commence training.

Team Melli training will start in earnest after an initial squad was announced earlier today by Carlos Queiroz. Iran is facing Qatar on the 22nd of March and then 5 days later, will play against China in Azadi. Two wins will go a long way in assuring the qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2018 Finals. The squad includes domestic …

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Queiroz? Where is fair play?

The South Africans think that Carlos Queiroz  is free agent and unattached to any team , therefore he leads a pack of candidates to coach the Bafa Bafana! It is a safe bet to mention that Queiroz must have made himself available for the vacant job for the South African National team ignoring his contract and commitment with FFIRI!! What …

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Can Iran qualify for World Cup 2018 without Queiroz?

The Portuguese coach is one of a kind amongst all the coaches that have managed Team Melli. He is unique in many aspects, some positive and some not. Arguably, he is the most divisive, vocal, antagonist, and niggling character that Team Melli has seen. When it comes to Carlos Queiroz, the events surrounding him are reminiscent of a Hollywood drama …

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Queiroz resigns his post again, FFIRI rejects!

Once again, Carlos Queiroz resigned his post as the Head Coach of Team Melli. It is confirmed that Mehdi Taj, President of FFIRI  and Carlos Queiroz had a 5 hour meeting at the Iranian Club in Dubai on Friday, the result of which was Queiroz asking to be relieved of his duty as the head coach. However, neither Taj nor any …

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Queiroz sends 7 Persepolis players back to Tehran.

  While Team Melli is actively training in the camp set in Dubai, the head coach sent Persepolis players on the first flight back to Tehran from UAE. This follows the harsh criticism by Branko Ivankovic, the head coach of Persepolis and his club management about the untimely break of the league program demanded by Queiroz and agreed by FFIRI. Earlier …

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Branko Ivankovic fuming against Team Melli plans!

The tension between Team Melli coach and the League clubs coaches are continuing unabated. The latest episode involves Carlos Queiroz and FFIRI on one side and Branko Ivankovic and Persepolis on the other.  Queiroz is known to be at odds with the league club coaches as in the past, he started a series of verbal battles with the likes of …

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Weather , a serious concern for Team Melli vs. Syria

Selection of Malaysia as the venue for Home matches of Syria seems to be an act of haste or desperation. Malaysia , a country whose fan have consistently showed disregard for Asian football , in the region of 10 to 12 hours flying from the Middle East , and worst of all , in the height of the rainy season , is …

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Syria ; Team Melli’s tough opponent.

Team Melli will meet Syria on Tuesday in the hope of extending its lead in the group ahead of Korea and Uzbekistan who will be meeting an hours earlier in Seoul World Cup Stadium. The FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers will reach the halfway line at the end of this round. War-torn Syria has elected Malaysia as the home base,  which …

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