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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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Team Melli downs Chile 2-0

Team Melli Captain Javad Nekounam scored in the first half while the excellent Vahid Amiri added another goal in the second half for Team Melli to register an important morale boosting win against the team that was ranked 4 in the FIFA World Cup 2015 and the host of Copa America 2015. The friendly match was played in NV Arena …

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Team Melli , one last chance to excel under Queiroz.

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Team Melli arrives in Austria.

 Team Melli arrived in Austria and proceeded to  Sankt Pölten to prepare for the friendly match against Chile on the 26th of March. The squad that landed in Vienna on Saturday consisted of all the local players active in the Persian Gulf League. The 13 players will be gradually joined by 9 other Team Melli members playing abroad, mainly in …

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Chile announces squad for Iran and Brazil friendlies

(Reuters) – Fiorentina midfielders David Pizarro and Matias Fernandez have been recalled by Chile for their Copa America warm up friendlies against Iran and Brazil. Chile play Iran in Sankt Poelten, Austria on March 26 and Brazil in London three days later in the teams’ first meeting since the Brazilians won their World Cup last-16 clash on penalties in June. …

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Queiroz threatens to leave….again!

Ali Kaffashian said that Team Melli Head Coach , Carlos Queiroz has once again stated that if he continues to experience lack of resources at his disposal , he will resign his job as the head coach. The duo have met after Queiroz returned back to Iran from his extended holidays to discuss the future programs of Team Melli. Kaffashian …

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Proposal for a friendly against Italy in Azadi !

   The President of FFIRI was quoted as saying that a proposal of a friendly against Italy and Team Melli is being studied. Ali Kaffashian confirmed that there is active study and negotiations to finalize a game between Team Melli and Italian National team hosted in Azadi stadium. “The Italians demanded US$ 1.5 million for the match. We are currently …

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What is behind the Chile game cancelation talk?

    The Iranian football federation financial difficulties and failure to cover the activities of the national teams are old news. Under Kaffashian administration, the FFIRI has suffered chronic financial hardship, lack of resources and failure to create a proper marketing and sponsorship strategy to generate revenue for his federation. The initial plan to play Sweden was a God send …

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Queiroz “Possible cancellation of Chile match is a big blow for Team Melli”

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The Portuguese coach of Team Melli Carlos Queiroz has returned back to Iran to select and prepare the team for the two high profile friendly matches against Chile and Sweden in two weeks time. Rumors have been rife in Tehran about the possible cancellation of the Chile match in Austria because of the customary shortage of funds to cover the …

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Jahanbakhsh & Azmoun not available for Omid Team.

Jaffar Kashani , the manager of Omid Team ( Iran U23) announced that despite their request , Alireza Jahanbaksh and Sardar Azmoun will not be available to join Omid Team during the qualification rounds of the Olympic Games 2016 , instead they will be part of the Team Melli squad playing two international friendly matches in the holiday periods. Omid …

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