Asian Cup to be expanded to 24 teams

FIFA – TEHRAN, Asian football’s governing body has announced an expansion of the flagship AFC Asian Cup from 16 to 24 teams but killed off the lower-level Challenge Cup as part of a regional shake-up. The 2019 Asian Cup will climb to 24 teams but next month’s Challenge Cup in...

Padideh F.C. crowned Azadegan League champions

Persianfootball.com – TEHRAN, Akbar Misaghian’s side were crowned winners of Iran’s Division 1 league after defeating Naft Masjed Soleyman F.C. 1-0 in the league’s championship match held yesterday in Masjed-Soleyman, Iran. Vahid Asgari put away the winner for the Mashhad based side in the 91st minute. Iran Pro League’s Division...

Details of Team Melli’s camp in Austria finalized

Persianfootball.com – VIENNA, The dates and locations for the Austrian training camp of Iran’s national team, inlcuding three friendly matches, have been confirmed. Team Melli will camp in Bad Waltersdorf, Styria, from May 12 to May 21, before changing the location to Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Burgenland, where they will stay until...

Carlos Queiroz crosses all Sepahan players off Team Melli list

Persianfootball.com – TEHRAN, As reported by ISNA, after a two hour meeting with his technical team in South Africa, Carlos Queiroz Iran’s national team head coach decided to cross out all of the Sepahan’s Team Melli players from the Team Melli list. These players are Ahmadi, Hajsafi, Ebrahimi, Karimi, Sharifi...

Iran Names Six Host Cities for 2019 AFC Asian Cup

Tasnim – TEHRAN, The Iranian Football Federation (IFF) finalized the names of six cities to host the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Iran had earlier proposed Tehran, Isfahan, Tabriz and Mashhad for hosting the competitions and now the IFF officials have added Shiraz and Kerman to the list. A delegation from...

Esteghlal Knocked Out of ACL

Tasnim – RIYADH, Iran’s Esteghlal football team was eliminated from the AFC Champions League after a 2-1 defeat against Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. Iran’s giant blues needed a win to keep alive its hopes of reaching the knock-out stage in Group A. The Iranian outfit took the...

Team Melli kick off preparations in South Africa

Persianfootball.com – JOHANNESBURG, Carlos Queiroz arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a depleted squad today to kick off the preparations for the 2014 World Cup. 28 players had been invited for the first stage of preparations, but the two foreign based players Javad Nekounam and Pejman Montazeri and the 15...

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