Esteghlal’s Helmke Sidelined for Six Weeks

Tasnim News – TEHRAN, Esteghlal midfielder Hendrik Frank Helmke is set for at least six weeks on the sidelines with a foot injury. The 27-year-old German joined Esteghlal in late December for the 13 remaining games in the Iranian Professional League (IPL) for an undisclosed fee. Helmke has not played...

U-22 : Iran Defeats Ukraine on Penalty Shootout

Tasnim News – ANTALYA, Iranian Olympic football team defeated Ukraine on the penalty shootout on Monday. Two teams finished tied at 1-1 at the end of normal time. The Iranian football team beat Ukraine 12-11 on penalties in the match held in Antalya, Turkey. Iran also defeated Albania and Taraz...

Iran insists player does military service

AFP – TEHRAN, The Iranian army has told ill-fated international footballer Merhdad Pooladi, sent off in last week’s Asian Cup quarter-final with Iraq, that he must do his military service or be dropped from the squad. Pooladi, 27, a defender with Qatar’s Al-Shahaniya, had reportedly said he is happy to...

Opinion: A Lesson to Learn?

Persianfootball.com – TEHRAN, This may not be the best timing and I have been known to say the wrong things at the wrong time, but in all honesty I think it is time for many Team Melli fans to realize a harsh reality and find a solution for the future....

Queiroz to remain Iran coach: official

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Iran Football Federation president Ali Kafashain stated that Carlos Queiroz has done a good job over the past four years and IFF is not going to replace him with another coach. “We are satisfied with Team Melli’s performance both in the World Cup and Asian Cup....

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