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Dan Gasper “I’ve never felt safer, I’ve never felt more comfortable or more well respected than I have in Iran.”

Team Melli Goalkeeper’s coach and Carlos Queiroz’s right hand man was interview by FIFA.com. Among the many interesting things the American coach said in this recently published interview , was the level of comfort and safety he has felt in Iran. That is a compelling observation by an American citizen who has lived for over 6 years in Iran and one …

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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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Guam’s Iran match bigger than the game

Grant Wieman, November 16, 2015 (Photo: Frank San Nicolas/PDN) Guam will host Iran in a World Cup Qualifying match on Tuesday. A victory for the Matao keeps hope alive of advancing to the next round of the tournament and a loss all but assures their elimination, but for those involved the match is only part of the story. In many ways, …

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‘Milestone’ match for Guam

Grant Wieman The Guam men’s national soccer team will host the most important match in the island’s history on Tuesday when the world’s No. 43-ranked team, I.R. Iran, competes in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying game at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. A win for No. 155 Guam would be unexpected and is probably unrealistic, but simply …

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A torturous journey ahead for Team Melli, where is the justice?

After a short rest following the match against Turkmenistan, Team Melli will have to embark on that epic journey to the Pacific Ocean island of Guam, the other side of the world, to play its National team. The match in group D of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers will entail a 40 hours journey and will involve several transits …

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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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Styed Jalal Hosseini on the injury list.

The centre back of Team Melli, Seyed Jalal Hosseini has lost the chance of playing against Turkmenistan in the FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers and possibly the trip to Guam, after suffering a leg injury during a league match. In the absence of Hosseni , the Naft Tehran defender, Carlos Queiroz will most probably use Morteza PouraliGanji is the role …

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Team Melli camps in Dubai.

Team Melli landed in Dubai this evening to set up an eight days training camp. Iran will be meeting its stiffest test in the FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers  when they meet Oman in Muscat on 8th of October. Team Melli will train in Dubai in the Iranian Clubs premises until their departure date on Tuesday 6th October. After the match …

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Team Melli lands in Bengaluru.

Team Melli landed in Bengaluru (Bangalore) this morning following a few hours transit in Dubai airport. This flight was one of the most trouble-free trips that Team Melli has enjoyed for a long time. From Queiroz being denied exit from Iran due to non-payment of income tax all the way to the last trip to Uzbekistan then Turkmenistan where the …

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Iran Will be a Difficult Game for Us: India Coach Stephen Constantine

Reported By Press Trust of India Bengaluru: As the beleaguered Indian football team gets ready to face Iran in what is touted to be its most difficult outing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, chief coach Stephen Constantine says he wants to “give fans “something to cheer about”. A 23-member Indian team arrived here today for the September 8 …

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