ISP Editorial: Saman Ghoddos to play for Sweden or Iran?

Author: Naveed M IranSportsPress.com- Saman Ghoddos, who had a good season with Ostersund in Allsvenskan League and won the Swedish Cup with his club last season, earned the call up by Swedish National Team this year. The 23 years old attacking midfielder/Forward has already played and scored for Sweden in friendly matches and is on the brink

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They don’t really care about us

As chaotic as every day goes in Iran, this past month has been extremely turbulent for the Iranian football. In span of one month, Iranian football federation’s incompetency- intentionally or not is up for debate- lead to both Iranian men and women Olympic teams to be eliminated in their respective qualifying matches. In women’s case,

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The welcomed guest

As poetic as it sounds, this is what the atmosphere is like in Iran these days. It was an unexpected turn of event when Carlos Queiroz, the prominent Portuguese coach penned a 3-year contract on Monday. Officially binding himself in the premise of taking Iran national team to the much forgotten-among sceptics anyways- World Cup

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Groundhog Day

There are minor differences to previous Asian Cups, as an example that for the first time since God knows when Iran had an actual preparation for the Cup and no one could blame our exit on lack of funds, preparation, the fact that we had tea at halftime, while others had a special mixture of

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Ghotbi officially a lame duck

The simple fact that a federation has negotiations and talks with another manager on the coaching position, given that the current coach is still in charge, and even admits it, is ridiculous itself. However, at least now Afshin Ghotbi can be assured, that while his career as national team coach might not be as short

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Top Teams of the Season 8-11

11. Atletico Madrid Last year Atletico had an experienced keeper, this year they try their luck with Spain’s greatest goalkeeper talent, Asenjo. The question is whether he is ready to taking responsibility for a team that rates as high as Atletico Madrid. In defense, it is somewhat unclear. Tough Perea is no longer first choice;

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Emperor without land and army

The Emperor is still the Emperor, but not just that popular anymore. He blames it on politics and personal agenda of certain people and that they are out to get him. But the question is probably easier to answer than that and if he would be self-reflective for a moment, he would probably figure out

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Ali Daei's Golden Opportunity

Ali Daei might be a legend of Iranian football but he falls short in being a legend at Persepolis. Despite being a huge Persepolis fan, his achievements as a player at Persepolis are a big fat zero. He hasn’t even won any derby against Esteghlal as a player, although given the number of draws, it’s

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Thoughts On The Past Decade

Ali Karimi Player of the decade There hasn’t been a single player marking the decade of Iranian football quite like Ali Karimi did. We can talk and discuss about him a lot but hands down, he has been the player of the decade. Probably the most talented player to ever grace Iran, he had everything

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