Iran to Face Taifa Stars in Friendly

Allafrica – IRAN football team has lined up a friendly against the national team, Taifa Stars, as part of their preparations for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, the football federation announced in Tehran. Carlos Queiroz’s team is currently holding a training camp in South Africa, where they are expected to...

Iran defeat Orlando Pirates II

Persianfootball.com – JOHANNESBURG, Depleted Iran also won the second friendly match in their South African camp, this time defeating Orlando Pirates’ reserves 3-1. Three days after the 2-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs II, a second half brace from Ehsan Hajsafi and a third goal from Mehdi Sharifi gave Iran victory....

Nekounam back in training

Persianfootball.com – PAMPLONA, Iran captain Javad Nekounam returned to training on Thursday following the knee inury he had sustained in Osasuna’s training midweek. The 34-year-old is still training individually and will probably miss the clash versus Las Palmas on Sunday, but his participation in the Asian Cup in Australia in...

Iran soccer team ranks 51st in FIFA’s last 2014 ranking

PressTV – ZURICH, Iran has climbed five positions in the latest ranking of the national soccer teams, ranking 51st in the world. According to the most recent ranking published by the international governing body of soccer, FIFA, Iran’s tally of points has hit 580, placing it in the 51st position....

Iran defeats Kaizer Chiefs reserves in friendly [VIDEO]

Tasnim – JOHANNESBURG, The Iranian national football team beat Kaizer Chiefs reserves team in a friendly match on Wednesday. Team Melli defeated South Africa leader 2-0 in its training camp in Johannesburg. Sardar Azmoun was on target in the 25th minute and Morteza Pouraliganji made it 2-0 five minutes later....

Iran’s Javad Nekounam suffers knee injury

Tasnim – PAMPLONA, The Iranian national football team’s captain, Javad Nekounam, suffered a right knee injury in Osasuna’s training session on Tuesday. He suffered a bruised right knee ahead of next week’s Las Palmas match. Nekounam will undergo a medical test on Wednesday at the San Miguel de Pamplona Clinic...

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