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Team Melli trounces Papua New Guinea 8-1

Team Melli beat Papua New Guinea 8-1 in a friendly game in the Malaysian city of Selangor early today Thursday. The first half ended 2-0 for Iran with Dejagah opening the scoring followed by Mehdi Taremi late in the half.  Papua New Guinea scored early in the second half to make it 2-1 before the floodgates opened literary in the …

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Facing the truth against China.

It is no use escaping the fact that Team Melli victory against Qatar was a combination of a stroke of good luck, which in fact Iran deserves, and failure of the opposition focus. Qatar played a very well organized match and could have easily scored a goal or two during the match. They had pace, solid defense and individual skills …

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Team Melli line up vs. Turkmenistan

Carlos Queiroz announced the lineup against Turkmenistan for today’s match in Azadi. Injury and absenteeism has forced into many changes. The new inexperienced line up is expected to have a tough time against the determined Turkmenistan side that has already declared they are playing for all the 3 points in Tehran.   Iran needs a win today to go to the top …

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Iran and Oman draw in Muscat.

Iran maintained its top of the table position after grinding out a hard-fought 1-1 draw against its main rival Oman  in 2018 FIFA World Cup/2019 AFC Asian Cup joint-qualifying clash on Thursday. The match was played in difficult weather condition with high humidity restricting the players of both teams from giving their best. The host created a host of chances at Sultan Qaboos stadium in the …

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Team Melli Thrash India 3-0 to Top Group D

Team Melli dispensed of India with ease winning 3-0 away in Bengaluru with goals from Sardar Azmoun , Andranik Teymourian and Mehdi Taremi. The first half of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying rounds ended 1-0 for Iran. Iran heads Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers table with 7 points ahead of Oman and Guam both on …

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Team Melli continues preparation for Guam

Carlos Queiroz gathered Team Melli squad around the hotel to conduct a early training and warm up session this Friday morning. The new look team is short of few Legionnaires mainly the 3 Russian contingent Sardar Azmoun and Saeed Ezatollahei from Rostov and Alireza Haghighi of Rubin Kazan, while those playing in Qatar league are all present. Guam is arriving to …

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Mehrdad Pooladi , from the EPL to La Liga and now Qatar !

Mehrdad Pooladi was the top Iranian player in the World Cup. This is not just some wise guys opinion, but based on actual data, statistics and figures from each player’s performance that FIFA has introduced. He was solid in left back and was one of the reasons that the defense of Team Melli held tight, until the Bosnia match that …

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Al Arabi close to signing Ashkan Dejagah

he latest one is for Iranian-German winger Ashkan Dejagah who had a great performance in World Cup especially against Argentina.   Fulham have received a £5 million bid for Ashkan Dejagah from Qatari side Al-Arabi. Dejagah, voted as Fulham’s player of the year by fans, should play in the Championship following the London club’s relegation.   Former Wolfsburg playmaker also …

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Team Melli lands in Tehran.

Team Melli squad landed at Imam Khomeini Airport in the early hours of the morning. The squad was met at the CIP lounge by the Minister of Sport and dignitaries plus a large number of players family members. Three players were missing from Squad as Beitashour proceeded directly to USA, while Dejagah and Davari headed home tp England and Germany …

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Queiroz is going for the kill. Jahanbakhsh a possible starter for Team Melli.

Salvador, Brazil. News out of Team Melli camp indicates that Queiroz has temporarily shelved his conservative game-plan, and going for the kill against the Bosnians.  It is obvious that there is no other choice for Iran if they are looking forward to qualify. From Group “F’. Argentina also need to beat Nigeria to aid Iran’s case.   With the poorest …

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