Monday, December 5, 2022

2022 FIFA World Cup

Iranian president congratulates Qatar’s Emir over World Cup

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has congratulated Qatar on successfully holding the FIFA World Cup 2022 during a telephone conversation with the Qatari emir.

US team display Iran flag without emblem, violating FIFA rules

The US men’s football team displayed Iran’s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic ahead of the two nations' World Cup match on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia head coach says no one imagined his squad performance at World Cup

Saudi Arabia coach Herve Renard said that no one in the world had imagined that his team could perform in the way they did, despite their 2-0 loss to Poland in the World Cup Group C on Saturday.

US coach says no political football for Iran clash

United States coach Gregg Berhalter says politics would not come into his team's must-win World Cup match with Iran following the Americans' battling draw with England on Friday.

Iran president, FM congratulate National Football Team over beating Wales at World Cup

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian have congratulated Iran’s National Football Team (Team Melli) on winning the second match of the World Cup against Wales.

World Cup 2022: Iran makes comeback after 2-0 win against Wales

Iran scored two late goals to gain its first win at the Qatar World Cup during a crunch game against Wales at Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium in Doha.

Iranians voicing support for National soccer team

Fans of Iran’s Team Melli cheer and support the country’s soccer squad on the streets of Doha, Qatar, which is hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Ex-FIFA chief says Qatar World Cup “a mistake”

Sepp Blatter, the former president of FIFA when Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup hosting rights in 2010, told Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger that "the choice was a mistake."

Iranian paper blasts govt. for losing economic opportunities offered by Qatar World Cup

Iran’s Etelaat newspaper has strongly criticized officials for their handling of the situation ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Qatar evicts thousands of Doha–based workers ahead of World Cup

Qatar has emptied apartment blocks housing thousands of foreign workers in the same areas in downtown the capital Doha where visiting soccer fans will stay during the World Cup, workers who were evicted from their homes told Reuters.

Iran soccer head coach: We want to convey message of peace to world

The Portuguese head coach of Iran’s national soccer team says Team Melli wants to get across the message of peace to the world during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and make Iranians feel proud of their culture and history.

Queiroz back in Iran as head coach of natl. football team ahead of World Cup

Former Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz returns to Iran days after he was re-appointed as head coach of the country’s national football squad (Team Melli) ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Carlos Queiroz appointed as head coach of Iran national football team

Former Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz was officially appointed as the new head coach of Iran’s national football team (Team Melli) to lead it for 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Sources: Queiroz’s return to Iran before World Cup highly likely

Iran’s national football team’s former head coach Carlos Queiroz is very likely to take the helm of Team Melli to prepare the squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, according to sources.

Daily slams football ‘mafia’ after Skocic reinstated as Iran head coach

The Iranian daily Kayhan has laid into what it called ‘mafia groups’ in Iran’s football for bringing back Dragan Skocic on board as the head coach of Iran’s national football team (Team Melli) after he almost lost the post for his weak performance.

Skočić retains post as manager of Iran national football team

Dragan Skočić has retained his post as the manager of the Iranian national football team (Team Melli).

Iranian Football federation confirms Dragan Skočić removed as national team manager

A spokesman for the Iranian Football Federation’s Technical Committee says Dragan Skočić, the current manager of the National Football Team (Team Melli) will be removed from his post.

IRNA: Iran national football team head coach Skocic sacked

Iranian national football team’s Croatian head coach Dragan Skocic has been sacked over his weak performance ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup and the officials are weighing the candidates to replace him, according to IRNA.

Source: Ali Daei turns down offer to coach Iran national football team

Former head coach of the Iranian national football team (Team Melli) Ali Daei has turned down an offer to take up the post for a new stint ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, according to an official with Iran’s football federation.

Official: Qatar can use Iran’s air capacity during World Cup finals

A spokesperson of Iran’s aviation organization says following the visit of the director of Qatar’s aviation organization to Tehran, the two sides signed an agreement for bilateral cooperation during World Cup 2022.

Iran’s coach Skocic to players: Stay away from sideline issues

Iran’s national soccer squad’s head coach Dragan Skocic has thanked the players for launching a campaign to support the Croatian coach amid reports that discussions are underway to replace him, but asked the national soccer team (Team Melli) players not to focus their attention on off-the-field controversies.

First female Iranian FIFA physician to take part in Qatar World Cup

Dr. Zohreh Haratian has been picked as the coordinator for medical affairs for the 2022 Qatar World Cup as the first Iranian physician to take part in the international tournament.

Iran parliament seeking to replace manager of natl. soccer team

The Iranian Parliament is considering replacing the manager of the country’s National Soccer Team, Dragan Skočić.

Iranian national football team to hold friendly match against Uruguay

The secretary general of the Iranian football federation has announced a friendly match between Iran’s national football team (Team Melli) and Uruguay’s national team.

Iranian Team Melli’s manager angry at “lack of planning”

Dragan Skočić, manager of the Iranian national football team (Team Melli) is reportedly angry at Iran’s football federation over what he called lack of planning for a preparatory camp and friendly matches several months ahead of The FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

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