Carlos Queiroz Views Qatar, UAE as Group D Favorites

Tasnim TEHRAN,  Iranian national football team coach Carlos Queiroz said Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) football teams have more chance of being in the quarter-final of the AFC Asian Cup. “I think Qatar and the UAE are more well-prepared than us and they will more likely advance to the...

Update: Iran announce preliminary Asian Cup squad

* This article was updated according to the latest confirmed information from the Iranian football federation (IFF). Persianfootball.com – TEHRAN, Iran boss Carlos Queiroz named a 21-man-squad for the AFC Asian Cup in Australia next month, with two slots being held open. There is still some confusion about Pejman Montazeri’s...

Ando leaves Esteghlal, eyes Traktorsazi

PressTV – TEHRAN, Iran’s well-known football midfielder, Andranik Teymourian, has decided to leave the Tehrani outfit, Esteghlal. Teymourian, also known as Ando by Iranian football fans, reached an agreement with Esteghlal’s Chairman Bahram Afsharzadeh on Wednesday to part with the club, IRNA reported. Teymourian is believed to be in talks...

Iranian trio named to officiate in AFC Asian Cup

Tasnim – TEHRAN, A trio of the Iranian officials have been named to officiate in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. Referee Alireza Faghani will be at the helm of the trio for the competitions along with assistant referees Reza Sokhandan and Mohammad Reza Abolfazli. Faghani was picked as the fourth...

Montazeri doubtful for Asian Cup

Persianfootball.com – TEHRAN, Iran international defender Pejman Montazeri might miss the Asian Cup in Australia next month due to injury. The 31-year-old sustained the injury at his club Umm Salal in Qatar this last week, with the club immediately announcing the former Esteghlal Tehran defensive allrounder would miss the continental...

Iran, Palestine friendly cancelled

Tasnim – TEHRAN, The friendly match between Iranian national football team and Palestine has been cancelled. The Palestine Football Association has announced that it cannot come to Tehran to play the friendly. The match was supposed to be held in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on December 28. The Asian Cup will...

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