Day: April 2, 2024

16 players called for Iran’s Futsal squad.

Vahid Shamsaei, the head coach of Iran’s national futsal team, invited 16 players to participate in the preparatory camp for the AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2024 in Thailand.

The invited players are all in the domestic league while the legionnaires will be invited at a later stage with the agreement of the clubs. Team Melli recently played in the Vietnam tournament and managed two wins against Vietnam and New Zealand while losing against Morocco.

The Invited players are:

Sepehr Heydari, Saeed Momeni, Bagher Mohammadi, Alireza Rafieipour, Mohammad Hossein Derakhshani, Mohammad Reza Sang Sefidi, Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh, Ali Akrami, Alireza Javan, Salar Aghapour, Mehdi Karimi, Amir Hossein Davodi, Masoud Yousef, Behrouz Azimi, Sajjad Yousef Khah and Ali Khalilvand

Jahanbakhsh’s imminent departure from Feyenoord.

Reports in Dutch media predicted the departure of Team Melli winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh from Feyenoord at the end of the season.

Feyenoord has officially terminated Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s contract, making him a free agent at the end of the season. According to the Dutch media outlet “nu,” Feyenoord had a one-way option to extend Jahanbakhsh’s 30-year-old contract for one more year, but this extension needed to be activated before April 1. Since Feyenoord managers decided not to renew the contract, Jahanbakhsh’s departure from Feyenoord is now official. However, it’s important to note that Jahanbakhsh is not definitively separated from the club. As a free agent this summer, he can negotiate with other clubs, including Feyenoord. There’s a possibility that he may return under a different contract, similar to what happened with Saman Ghoddos last summer at Brentford. Nevertheless, given the current composition of Feyenoord’s players, it seems unlikely that he will remain with the team.

Jahanbakhsh joined Feyenoord in the summer of 2021, and this season he primarily served as a reserve player. He only started 2 games only while coming in from the bench 8 times. During the previous season, when Feyenoord won the Dutch championship, he played in 28 games scoring 5 goals. In addition to Jahanbakhsh, Costas Lampero, the reserve goalkeeper for the team, has also been informed that he can leave in the summer. The 32-year-old Greek player signed a one-year contract with Feyenoord last summer but did not play a single minute this season.

The 30-year-old winger has been experiencing a gradual decline in form both at club and international level.