Sunday, December 4, 2022

Football

Ansarifard first Iranian to score against Man U

Although former player of Iran’s Persepolis Ali Parvin scored a goal against English giants Manchester United in a friendly in 1975, Omonia Nikosia's striker Karim Ansarifard shocked the Red Devils in an official Europa League match on Thursday night as the first Iranian to smash the ball into the net.

Iranian footballer arrested for “instigating unrest”

Iranian security forces have arrested a footballer for allegedly instigating unrest during the recent protests following the death of a 22—year-old girl in morality police headquarters.

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.

Shahriari becomes 1st female Iranian football manager to join FIFA

Paria Shahriari, who headed the Beach Soccer Committee at the Iran Football Federation, becomes the first Iranian woman to join the International Federation of Association Football, FIFA.

Mehdi Taj becomes head of Iran’s Football Federation

Mehdi Taj has been elected as head of the Football Federation of Iran for a four-year term.

Women attend football match in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium

Women in Iran for the first time bought tickets to watch a national football match between two soccer clubs at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium.

Iranian footballer Mehdi Tarmei on UEFA list of best goal scorers

UEFA Champions League has, in a tweet, announced eight football players who scored more goals than others for their clubs and countries in 2022, including Iran’s Team Melli (national football team) striker Mehdi Taremi. 

Iranian interior minister denies female spectators banned from entering stadiums

Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi denies claims that women are not allowed to enter football stadiums in the Islamic Republic.

Iran Professional League kick starts

Sepahan football team defeats titleholder Esteghlal, putting an end to the invincibility of the blues from the capital.

Iran’s soccer champions Esteghlal get off to rocky start in new season

Iran’s Professional League (IPL) kick started a new season this week with a bout that put an end to the invincibility of the blues from the capital Esteghlal for the entire previous season.

Iranian soccer star shines as Porto win Portuguese Super Cup

Iranian international striker Medhi Taremi scored twice in a soccer match for FC Porto, helping the team win the Portuguese Super Cup.

Report: AC Milans wants Porto’s Iranian striker Taremi

Reports coming out of Europe say Italian soccer club AC Milan has initiated preliminary contacts to get Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi form Portugal’s Porto FC.

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).

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.

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.

Iranian footballer Voria Ghafuri bids farewell to Esteghlal FC

Iranian footballer Voria Ghafuri، the captain of the champion of Iran's super league, has bid farewell to his previous club Esteghlal FC and its fans several weeks after the team’s officials did not contact him to extend his contract for the new season of the Iranian Super League.

Taremi shortlisted for Primeira Liga’s MVP award

Portugal’s Primeira Liga club FC Porto’s Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi has been nominated for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for the 2022 season along with nine other candidates.

Iran’s Taremi among 100 best soccer players in Europe

The Portuguese Primeira Liga club Porto’s Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi has turned heads again for shining on the field.

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.

Portugal’s Ricardo Sa Pinto becomes Iran’s Esteghlal FC manager

Portuguese soccer coach Ricardo Sa Pinto has been appointed as new manager of Iranian soccer club Esteghlal.

Esteghlal FC’s manager Farhad Majidi joins UAE’s Ittihad Kalba

Iran’s Esteghlal FC’s manager Farhad Majidi has signed a contract with Emirati football club Ittihad Kalba to lead the team in the Persian Gulf country’s soccer league.

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