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Portuguese from Man Utd enforcer to Mr. World Cup

  Carlos Queiroz was once Alex Ferguson’s formidable number two at Manchester United, but he has now carved out a new reputation: the man who can take your team to the World Cup. After Queiroz’s Iran became only the second team to qualify for Russia 2018, he is savouring the unique feat of reaching four World Cups with three different …

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Queiroz or Renard, who is getting the Bafana job?

2017-03-01   Carlos Queiroz. (AFP)   Cape Town – The South African Football Association (SAFA) has reportedly trimmed the Bafana Bafana head coach candidate list down to two names. According to the SowetanLIVE website, Herve Renard and Carlos Queiroz are said to be the only choices for the Bafana Bafana hot seat. Renard is currently the head coach of Morocco, …

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Queiroz? Where is fair play?

The South Africans think that Carlos Queiroz  is free agent and unattached to any team , therefore he leads a pack of candidates to coach the Bafa Bafana! It is a safe bet to mention that Queiroz must have made himself available for the vacant job for the South African National team ignoring his contract and commitment with FFIRI!! What …

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Team Melli routs Platinum Stars 6-0

Team Melli defeated Platinum Stars 6-0 in its final preparation match of its training camp in Johannesburg , South Africa. Mohammad Nouri scored a hat trick, while Habib Gordani, Masoud Hassanzadeh, and Sajjad Shahbazadeh scored a goal each to complete the rout against the bottom of the table South African First Division team . Platinum Stars played a league match …

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Second win for Team Melli against Pirates reserves

 Team Melli defeated Orlando Pirates’ reserves 3-1 in a friendly in Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday. The Sepahan contingent managed to score all the goals of Team Melli in the match. Ehsan Hajsafi was on target twice in the 47th and 70th minutes helping himself to a brace while Mehdi Sharifi scored in the 61st minute. Orlando Pirates pulled a …

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Cartlos Queiroz appeals to the authorities to release his players.

Carlos Queiroz , Team Melli  coach with “humility” urged the football federation and the authorities to find a solution for the missing key players in the squad. On arrival in Johannesburg , Queiroz gave a brief statement to the press , pleading with his superiors to actively seek the release of players such as Mehrdad Pooladi , Soroush Rafei , Hossein Mahini , …

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Zimbabwe friendly match turned down.

As part of the preparation for the AFC Asian Cup 2015 , the FFIRI seemed to have arranged a rare friendly match with Zimbabwe in Tehran. However , for reasons that are only known to the federation , this friendly like many others in the last few years has been cancelled. It is presumed , it must have something to do with money …

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Team Melli program: South African camp is on, Palestine match finalized.

General Secretary of the Football Association, said they have not been able to find a national or club side to play friendly preparatory games against  in South Africa while Palestine game in Azadi is confirmed. Mohammad MohammadNabi was commenting on the latest plans for Team Melli including the training camp in South Africa which he said is now finalized and will …

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Friendly game against Kenya is off

Team Melli is preparing for the second training camp in its program for the AFC Asian Cup 2015. The camp is scheduled to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. As part of the program, a friendly international match was supposed to be played with an African team. The FFIRI negotiated with several teams and eventually picked Kenya as an opposition …

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Team Melli’s next camp site Johannesburg, witnesses a heinous crime.

Team Melli next training camp will be held in Johannesburg South Africa Again. The crime infested city has just witnessed the murder of a national hero , South African national football team Captain Senzo Meyiwa. South Africans were stunned by the murder of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain  Senzo Meyiwa, who was shot by intruders during a robbery at …

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