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....

Iran Olympic Team Defeats Myanmar

Tasnim News – ANTALYA, The Iranian under-23 football team defeated Myanmar 3-1 in a friendly took place in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday. Behnam Barzay opened the scoring just after the six minutes and Milad Mohammadi scored the second goal in the 19th minute. Myanmar pulled a goal back in the...

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