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Torrid decline of U23 team no thanks to incompetent FFIRI selections.

FFIRI has an incredible knack for rewarding failures. It is something that Mehdi Taj and his predecessor Ali Kaffashian has exceled in and the Iranian football community are getting used to.  Both of these men, who have been leading the Iranian federation since 2008 , have a serious lack of picking winners while selecting staff to work for them be …

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Omid Team Manager apologizes for the loss.

Habib Kashani offered his apologies for the loss that Team Melli suffered against Saudi Arabia in Azadi stadium in the penultimate match of the AFC U23 Championship qualifiers. The 2-1 loss against Saudi Arabia resulted in the qualification of the opponents to the finals of the competition while Iran also qualified as one of the 5 best groups runners up. …

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Kranjcar appointed as the head coach of Omid Team.

FFIRI has approved the appointment of the Croat Zlatko Kranjčar as the head coach of Omid Team (U23/Olympics) with immediate effect. Mehr News Agency reported  at the meeting of the board of the FFIRI , the President Ali Kaffashian cleared the way for the coach Zlatko Kranjčar’s work to start immediately. Fereydoun Esfahanian acting as a spokesman for the federation, …

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Queiroz on AFC Asian Cup 2015 “ I promise you nothing”

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Tehran Carlos Queiroz, the highly paid coach of Team Melli responded to reporter’s question whether he is in a position to promises to take Iran to the semi-final of the AFC Asian Cup by saying “I promise you nothing expect that we will do our best and work hard at it.” According to ISNA , Queiroz was speaking to reports …

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Team Melli U23 list announced for Qatar Tournament

FFIRI’s announced the list of 23 players selected for the International friendship tournament in Doha, Qatar. Nearly half of the team members who played for the U23 team in the Asian Games have been dropped for this tournament including famous players such as Kaveh Rezaei , Mehdi Sharifi, Mohsen Mosallman, Morteza Pouraliganji , Shahriyar Shirvand , Yaghoub Karimi and  MohamadReza Khanzadeh. The …

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Queiroz refuses to comment on Vingada.

Queiroz categorically refused to comment on the future of his compatriot Nelo Vingada with the Olympic team. Team Melli coach  was talking to reporters after the conclusion of the technical committee meeting of the FFIRI discussing the colossal Asian Games failures in which the team failed to progress beyond the group stage and was placed last in a 3 team …

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Deputy Minister “It is better not to participate in the Olympic Qualifiers with this team”

Deputy Minister for Youth and Sport said that the sports federations whose results were well below expectation are themselves accountable for their performances in the Asian Games. Nasrollah Sajjadi, speaking on a TV show on Friday , earmarked the FFIRI for special mention criticizing the poor performance of the football team. “If this is all what the footballers can offer, …

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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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Vingda “I accept all the blame , I apologize but will not resign”

Nelo Vingada , the Portuguese head coach of Iran’s Olympic (U-23) team, accepted all the blame for his team’s disastrous performances and said “It is no one’s fault but mine. I accept all the blame , I apologize . I know that this is the worst result of Iran in the history of the Asian Games , but I will …

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Zolfaghar-nasab” Team Melli U23 defat was a true tragedy “

Bizan Zolfaghar-nasab , ex-Team Melli defender and former coach said that the defeat against Vietnam in the Asian Games 2014 was a tragedy and a serious warning for Iran’s football. “This defeat is very bitter and completely unacceptable. If we played against Korea, Japan or KSA and we lost with such margin, we could always find a justification in the …

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