Uncertain future beckons in Iranian football after departure of Carlos Queiroz

( | By: John Duerden – It was typical of Iranian football that Carlos Queiroz’s last game as national team coach was a friendly against Sweden in Stockholm. During his four years in charge of Team Melli, the former Real Madrid boss had constantly called for more tests against strong international opposition. In end,

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Iran Moves Two Places Up in FIFA Rankings

( | Tasnim) – Iranian national football team has moved up two places to 40th in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. Iran defeated Chile 2-0 and lost to Sweden 3-1 in two friendlies held in late March. Iran is the best Asian team in the world, followed by Japan, South Korea, Australia and

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Naft Tehran Downs Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia in ACL (VIDEO)

( | Tasnim) – Iranian Naft Tehran football team earned an impressive 3-0 win over Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia Tuesday night in Group B of the AFC Champions League. Left-footed Vahid Amiri opened the scoring in the 57th minute. With seven minutes remaining, Amir Arsalan Motahhari made it 2-0. Reza Aliyari found the back

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Iran Lineup Set for Freestyle Wrestling World Cup

( | Tasnim) – Iran announced its lineup for the 2015 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup, which will be held at the Forum, presented by Chase, April 11-12 in Inglewood, Calif. The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, and will feature the top eight men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world. Iran placed

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Ali Reza Jahanbakhsh

Celtic Close in on Iranian Ace Jahanbakhsh

( | Tasnim) – Celtic football club will compete with Norwich, Anderlecht and Standard Liege in Belgium plus Dutch clubs Groningen and Heerenveen to sign Nijmegen Iranian winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh. According to De Gelderlander newspaper, Nijmegen has accepted that Jahanbakhsh will leave and slapped a €2 million (around £1.5 million) price tag on the winger.

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Carlos Quieroz is carried on the shoulders of his Iran players after they qualified for the World Cup 2014. Photograph: Amin M. Jamali/Getty Images

Queiroz’s Iran reign ends in recrimination with Sweden loss

( | Reuters) – Carlos Queiroz’s reign as Iran manager ended with a 3-1 defeat away to Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday but the Portuguese coach did not go quietly as he delivered some stinging criticism of his employers. Iranian media began reporting on March 20 that Queiroz would leave the job, which he

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Carlos Queiroz one-year performance in national football squad

(IranSportsPress | MNA) – Iran’s national football team coach Carlos Queiroz is in the eve of his fourth year of career with Iran’s Football Federation; however, he faces challenges very familiar. By April 4, 2015 Carlos Queiroz of Portugal will have finished his fourth year in Iran as national squad manager and a popular novelty.

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