I mean in the next decade, will we be able to remain contenders for WC and AC titels or even improve our position, or will Iranian football drop into mediocrity of AFC?
Looking at the situation of TM, IFF, AFC and the country itself, I haven't much hope.
Thoughts and explanations please.
What were achievements of Iranian football during last ten years exactly?
√. One time WC appearance. Last in group.
√. TM seniors 3rd place Asian cups.
√. U23 onetime first place.
√. U20, Not a contender
√. U17, One time first place.
√. ACL, not contenders.
Individual success by few players abroad.
Iranian superstars (Karimi. Kia, Hashemian, Rezaei…,) altogether beside personal success failed to have good success with TM and in the end were not much help when it came down to do or die.
Despite shortcoming IPL has some success and there are glimpse of hopes for improvement and progress.
Future of Iranian football are current U14, U15, U17 players and these generation unlike previous young players are winners and strong. Never before U14-17 has been getting this much attentions and care and that will hopefully translate into development of
Solid, strong, technical and consistent players for future TM.
In my opinion for next 10 years TM with younger generation will achieve success more than what current supperstars TM has achieved during last 10 years.
Unfortunately I have given up Iranian football. I cant find a single reason to change my mind because there is no future.
That is not very encouraging to here from a PFDC staff, yet it is honest and comes from the heart !!!,and unfortunately,it is the case for most Iranian fans, after very weak performance by TM in recent games, and our sorry poletical system,which has craeted a major mess out of our football and country.....
The fact,that many tie future of football in Iran to the poletical system is not just a slogan...It is single most important reason for our failiers !!
nevertheless, the show must go on.....
Here is where our league stand at this moment :
ليگ برتر فوتبال ايران در مكان سي*وهفتم قرار گرفت
براساس تازه*ترين رده*بندي ليگ*هاي فوتبال جهان، ليگ برتر ايران در مكان سي*وهفتم قرار گرفت.
در فهرستي كه فدراسيون بين*المللي آمار و تاريخ فوتبال جهان منتشر كرد، ليگ برتر ايران با 202.5 امتياز در جای سی و هفتم قرار گرفت.
ليگ ايران در حالي اين رتبه را از آن خود كرد كه جي*ليگ ژاپن با 294 امتياز در رتبه دوازدهم قرار گرفت و قويترين ليگ آسيا شناخته شد.
حتي ليگ*هاي آسيايي همچون عربستان (288 امتياز- شانزدهم)، ازبكستان (262.5- بيست و دوم)، مالزي(233 امتياز - سي*ام)، كره*جنوبي( 218.5 امتياز- سي*وسوم) و سوريه(211 امتياز- سي*و*پنجم*) بالاتر از ليگ ايران جاي گرفتند.
در اين رده*بندي ليگ برتر انگليس با 616 امتياز، همچنان عنوان بهترين ليگ جهان را به خود اختصاص داد و پس از آن ليگ برزيل با 602 امتياز و آرژانتين 515 امتياز، دوم و سوم شدند.
فهرست 20 ليگ برتر اعلام شده به شرح زير است:
1- انگليس 616 امتياز
2- برزيل 602 امتياز
3- آرژانتين 515 امتياز
4- آلمان 493 امتياز
5- اسپانيا 488 امتياز
6- ايتاليا 408 امتياز
7- فرانسه 396 امتياز
8- شيلي 328 امتياز
9- اكراين 324 امتياز
10- پاراگوئه 312 امتياز
11- اروگوئه 301.5 امتياز
12- ژاپن 294 امتياز
13- تركيه 292 امتياز
14- كلمبيا 291.5 امتياز
15- پرو 290 امتياز
16- عربستان 288 امتياز
17- مكزيك287.5 امتياز
18- هلند 280 امتياز
19- اكوادور 276 امتياز
20- پرتغال 272 امتياز
And till this sytem leaves us alone, and our youth and people get decent management and get people who are qualified at positions of decision makeing,we will go down even further.
With all the new wave of hope in our people's uprising in Iran. I hope so. It is more than hope, our youth team under Mr. Doosti got to the Youth WC. Our Omid team under Payroovani looks bit more organized compare to past at least. New wave of players like HajSafi, Mosalman, Sajjad Fayzollahi will fill the void of our current aging stars.
Hope is a dangerous thing, but that is all we have.
"When I see the good in you, you get motivated, feel good about yourself and that creates synergy. It creates an environment where everybody can work better together. I think in the Iranian culture it becomes very ordinary to always see the bad in each other."
Afshin Ghotbi ( Former TM Head Coach)
Nasser Hejazi was the Takhti of our football. Mohammad Panjali (Former PP and TM Captain)
Our future will be the same as our past, unpredictable and often heartbreaking , with success coming far and few in between.
We do have large pool of young talent and we also have huge passion for the game among fans, and therefore we have potentials. But potentials alone aren't going to get us anywhere.
We are probably one of the worst in the world in "Planning" and "management". (at least among countries that are at same level as us in football)... not just weak, but one of the worst. and that really hurts us.
If our past is any indication, our "planning" and "management" won't be much better for the foreseeable future.
right now, I feel the same way Ali (Essi) feels about Iranian football. No hope no future. but I also remember having felt the same way before only to get back into it again and again.. (call me a heartbreak junkie)
Until our football league becomes a private "business", we will not make any real progress towards greatness.
so, the short answer is; "I am afraid it's going to be the same for a long while"..
Don't give up. After the war ended, everyone thought football in Iran would be over because millions of young people grew up with nothing but that generation turned out players like Daei, Bagheri, Azizi, Kia, Karimi...
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