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Kaffashian dismisses Queiroz threats,

  Kaffashian “We will not accept Queiroz resignation if submitted”  Recent comments by Carlos Queiroz have brought a sharp reaction from Ali Kaffashian, Mehrnews reported. The president of FFIRI was responding to Team Melli coach statements after the two met to discuss the release of Sardar Azmoun and Alireza Jahanbakhsh to Omid team. In the aftermath of the meeting on …

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Kaffashian “Our priority is Olympics Games 2016 qualification”

Ali Kaffashian has declared that his administration top priority for the coming year is the qualification of Iran’s U-23 team to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics Games 2016. Kaffashian was speaking after the conclusion of the Iran Olympic Committee IOC meetings where all the sport federation presented their plans and balance sheets to the head of the Olympic Committee.   “We …

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Tsunami in football federation!

Mehdi Mohammad Nabi, the Manager of Team Melli is being removed from his position hours before his flight to Australia via Dubai. Mohammad Nabi who is also the Secretary General is being sacked for undisclosed reasons by Kaffashian who seems to be on a mission to cleanse his administration Farida Shojaei, a member of the executive committee and the head of women football …

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Pooladi & Rafei cleared to join Team Melli squad.

Mehrdad Pooladi , Team Melli’s left back currently playing for Al Shahniya club in Qatar and Soroush Rafei the young Foolad Khuzestan player have been granted permission by the armed forces to join Team Melli squad. After a series of disappointing turns of events and depressing news around Team Melli in its preparation for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup 2015, …

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Ali Karimi is appointed as an assistant to Team Melli head coach.

 The Ex-Tractorsazi player has announced his retirement from football last season and attempts a few days back by Hamid Derkhshan to bring him back to play for Persepolis at the age of 36 has failed. The appointment of Ali Karimi , who is not a certified or professionally qualified coach nor attended an approved coaching course, has surprised many especially …

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The expected shock : Iran U23 elimnated from the Asian Games.

In what is probably the worst day for Iran’s football in decades, the elimination of the football team from the Asian Games men’s football competition was confirmed after Vietnam defeated Kyrgyzstan 1-0 this morning. With this result, Vietnam (6 points) and Kyrgyzstan (1 point) have qualified for the next round while Iran is out on goal difference. The last time Iran …

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Ali Daei is sacked as Persepolis coach. Turmoil continues!

The turmoil at the most popular team in Asia has continued after today’s announcement by the Persepolis chairman, that Ali Daei has been relieved of his duties as Persepolis head coach Hamid Derakhshan is appointed in a caretaker capacity. Persepolis has been embroiled in various problems on and off the field for years. The Ministry of Youth and Sport which has …

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FFIRI denies appointment of Team Melli assistant coaches.

News of internal disagreement in FFIRI has surfaced in the open in regards to the current situation of Team Melli. After the failure of the Kaffashian to conclude the contract with Queiroz, number of members of the FFIRI “Technical and Football Development Committee” expressed their concern and discontent with the current Team Melli situation and believe that time is at …

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Amir Abedini “They are selling Iran’s football short.”

The reaction to the news that Kaffashian and Querioz have reached recent agreement for the latter to continue coaching Team Melli with a specific target has started to create alarms and concerns within the football community in Iran. Several critics have lamented the low aspirations of Team Melli program, some calling it devoid of ambition and desire. In one of …

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Kaffashian “Our agreement with Queiroz is at 95% now”

Team Melli fan should be rejoicing at the news that Kaffashian and Queiroz have reached 95% agreement on contract negotiation. That is a 5% increase from the last figure that Kaffashian has publicly provided about a fortnight ago. Regardless to that , the signing ceremonies will be conducted soon, according to the head of FFIRI. Carlos Queiroz arrived in Tehran for …

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