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São Paulo considering Carlos Queiroz.

The Brazilian club São Paulo has declared their intention of seeking the services of Team Melli head coach. The widely popular el globo newspaper of Brazil through their website, el Globo esporte, reported the following: The Brazilian club São Paulo management interviewed the Portuguese Jose Peseiro on Monday for the vacant job of head coach of the team. The interview …

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The reasons behind Carlos Queiroz popularity.

Some would argue against it , but Carlos Queiroz has won the approval of many Iranian football fans in his 4 years at the helm.  Despite Iran  being knockout of the quarter finals of AFC Asian Cup 2015, despite the paltry showing in the FIFA World Cup 2014 , despite his team performing a dull defensive style lacking in finesse and …

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Alireza Faghani selected for the AFC Asian Cup final.

The Iranian Alireza Faghani (photo) has been selected to officiate the 2015 Asian Cup Final between Korea Republic and Australia in Sydney, Australia. The 36-year-old referee will be assisted by his compatriots Reza Sokhandan and Mohammadreza  Abolfazli in the match which will be played at the Stadium Australia. Fahad Al Mirdasi from Saudi Arabia will be the fourth official. After …

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Iran’s Asian Cup chances weakened by poor preparation, says coach Queiroz

 Michael Lynch Senior sports reporter with The Age Iran has been touted as one of the favourites to go all the way and take out the Asian Cup, but if you listen to coach Carlos Queiroz their chances have been vastly over-rated. The former Manchester United assistant manager and Real Madrid and Portugal coach has been in charge of Team …

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The forgotten men : Steven ‘Mehrdad’ Beitashour

 Carlos Queiroz was globetrotting looking for dual citizenship players or those with Iranian ancestry to pick them for Team Melli.  in his quest , he managed to find a player who was a long way from Iran. Steven’ Mehrdad ‘ Beitashour , playing for San Jose Earthquake at the time,  was one of these players attracting the attention of  the …

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2014 FIFA World Cup: Performance of Team Melli

Performance of Team Melli

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Team Melli draws blank against Nigeria

Team Melli drew with Nigeria 0-0 in the first match for both teams in Group F. Argentina is currently leading the table with 3 points after winning their opener against Bosnia & Herzegovina. Carlos Queiroz fielded a strong defensive line up with 6 recognized defenders sticking to his now well recognized strategy of a strong defensive team. The only surprise …

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Queiroz: Iran ready to punish complacency

Iran are ready to make their FIFA World Cup opponents pay for any moments of complacency, coach Carlos Queiroz said. Widely tipped to not surpass a Group F consisting of Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Nigeria, the Iranians open their tournament against their African opponents on Monday.  Queiroz, a former boss at Manchester United, said Iran’s aim was to capitalise on opportunities …

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Jahanbaksh named amongst the young players to watch

Young Players to set the 2014 World Cup alight from Group F Last Updated: June 7, 2014, 06:21pm 1 Here is a look at one young player from each of the four Group F teams most likely to make an impact for their respective countries at the World Cup Argentina Marcos Rojo Age 24 Club Sporting Lisbon Position Defender Int. …

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Grand victory by Iran’s volleyball should inspire Team Melli in World Cup.

FIVB World League 2014 Brazil 0-3 Iran   Iran Volleyball team defeated Brazil 3-0 in Sao  Paulo ,Brazil to record the greatest ever team sport victory by any Iranian team in any sport. They don’t come bigger than Brazil in Volleyball. The host of the FIFA World Cup  2014 has an immaculate record in Volleyball , winners of 9 World …

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