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Mehdi Taj to the rescue of Iranian clubs.

The FFIRI President, after prolonged discussion with AFC officials, was able to extend the AFC deadline given to Iranian clubs to pay off their debts for additional two months. Asian Football Confederation recently set a deadline for the AFC Champions League teams, according to which the clubs must pay all their debts to individuals, legal entities and taxpayers until 31 …

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Now is not the time for silence!

  The announcement of the ban of the two national team players led to widespread negative reactions. FIFA spokesman has requested an explanation about the incident and if the FFIRI is adhering to the principle of the independence of the federation from Iranian authorities. It apparent that FIFA requires a quick and clear response from the Mehdi Taj. According to …

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Another IRIFF blunder on the way!

The Iranian football federation once again is planning to appoint low or no experience coaches for Youth Teams. After elimination from the group stages of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017 in Korea Rep. and failure of coach Peyrovani to get the best out of one of the most promising youth teams in decades , FFIRI is looking to renew the …

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Mehdi Taj wins the election as the new President of FFIRI

Mehdi Taj , has won the FFIRI election as the head of the federation after a prolonged and complicated path to the General Assembly marred by off and on dates. To make sure that the delegates remain in control and not deviate from the path , The Minister of Youth and Sport was present at the election and took the …

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Kaffashian will not run in the latest FFIRI elections.

Ali Kaffashian the incumbent President of the Iranian football federation FFIRI has announced that he will not run for re-election due in a few weeks. 7 candidates have announced their candidacy for replacing Ali Kaffashian amongst them are Mehdi Taj , the current head of the Football League in FFIRI , General Mostafa Ajerloo famous for his succesful days as Pas …

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Afshin Peyrovani resigns from his post

The former Team Melli Captain who was appointed as Team Melli Manager by the FFIRI on April 2015 , has submitted his resignation to Ali Kaffashian. In a public announcement , Peyrovani has confirmed that his resignation was submitted on 13th February but has not received a response yet. Peyrovani claims that he was verbally told to stay by Kaffashian. Afshin …

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Kaffashian offices raided by government officials.

Ali Kaffashian was questioned by government officials and his offices was rummaged on Sunday.  The head of Iran’s football federation was not taken into custody but the officials carried with them several documents of unknown nature for examination or as evidence. Reza Hassankho , the head of security in the FFIRI has confirmed that government officials have visited the federation’s …

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Queiroz departs Iran on extended medical leave.

Team Melli’s Head Coach Carlos Queiroz departed Iran for an extended leave of absence in which the Portuguese coach intends to go for medical check up and recuperation, according to Ali Kaffashian, The President of FFIRI. Queiroz , who was rumored to be seriously ill , gave no interviews nor did not provide any hint on nature of his illness on his departure …

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Haj Rezaei criticizes Queiroz.

Amir Haj Rezaei one of the country’s most respected football analysts criticized the behavior and conducts of Team Melli coach and said that Carlos Queiroz views of Iran’s football is contemptuous and that this is not at all desirable. In an interview with Mehrnews reporter during the annual book fair, Haj Rezaei expressed his anguish for the state of affairs …

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Kaffashian orders Queiroz to cap it.

Ali Kaffashian , has ordered Carlos Queiroz to seize issuing any public statements without the FFIRI approval.  In a rare show of force against the uncontrollable Carlos Queiroz, the head of football federation is determined to put an end to the public squabbling that his undermined his authority and that of his federation. In statements to the press Kaffashian told …

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