Iran edge Thailand to reach AFC U-20 Futsal Championship final [VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Iran advanced to the 2017 AFC U-20 Futsal Championship final after a resounding 7-5 victory over Thailand on Wednesday. In a clash between two futsal giants, Thailand’s Panut Kittipanuwong opened the scoring in the first 30 seconds, but Iran’s skipper Touhid Lotfi responded moments later to level the score. Iran looked to extend their

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2017 AFC U20 Futsal: Iran win again to set up Thailand semi-final clash [VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Ali Arani’s Islamic Republic of Iran team sealed a 6-2 victory over Lebanon at the Hua Mark Indoor Stadium on Monday to secure their semi-final place at the AFC U-20 Futsal Championship 2017. Hussein Albaba gave Lebanon the lead in the fourth minute, prompting an immediate response from Iran through Omid Khani. Further goals

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Iran beats China and advances to AFC U-20 Futsal Championship quarters[VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iran booked a place at the AFC U-20 Futsal Championship quarter-final on Friday. The Persians defeated China 6-1 in Group D and qualified for the next stage as winner. The victory was Iran’s third straight three-point haul in Bangkok, a fine run of form that has now set up a last eight showdown with either

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Carlos Queiroz names Iran squad for Montenegro friendly

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Carlos Queiroz has named his 20-man Iran squad for the friendly match against Montenegro. Team Melli will play a friendly match against Montenegro in preparation for a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan. The match has been scheduled for June 4 at Montenegro’s Podgorica City Stadium. The Iranian national football team will host Uzbekistan

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Report: Team-Meli to face Montenegro on June 4th

IranSportsPress.com- Iran National Football Team will face Montenegro on June 4th in Podgorica, Montenegro according to Montenegro Football Federation official website. Iran will play against Uzbekistan on June 12th in Azadi stadium in Tehran, Iran is leading the group A of 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Asia with 17 points,four points ahead of rival South Korea, Montenegro are

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Iran’s Futsal player, Shiva Amini banned from sport after being photographed without veil

(IranSportsPress.com-Independent)- A former member of Iran’s women’s futsal team claims she has been banned from the sport after being photographed with her hair uncovered abroad. Shiva Amini shared photos on Instagram showing her playing friendly matches in Switzerland and Italy, competing in shorts and without Iran’s compulsory hijab veil. “I never thought that I would one

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Ahmad Esmaeilpour nominated for Best Futsal Player of the World

(IranSportSpress.com-Tasnim)- Iranian international futsal player Ahmad Esmaeilpour has been nominated for the Best Player of the World. Esmaeilpour made his first tentative steps at a Futsal World Cup in Thailand 2012. Four years later in Colombia, he helped Iran win the bronze medal for the first time in history. Esmaeilpour was also named as the

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Carlos Queiroz: The Man For A Nation

(IranSportsPress.com-thesefootballtimes.co)- The name Carlos Queiroz provokes disparate sentiments in the minds of supporters of the clubs and countries which he has coached or managed throughout the years. Portuguese fans, in general, view him with disdain for inconsistent performances and intimidating behaviour – particularly against an anti-doping team. Real Madrid fans consider his short stint at the

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Iran moves up five spots to 28th in new FIFA Rankings

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iran football team climbed five spots to 28th in the latest FIFA rankings on Thursday. It came after Team Melli earned two valuable victories over Qatar and China in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Iran topped all Asian Football Confederation (AFC) members, followed by South Korea (N0. 43), Japan (No. 44), Australia (No. 50)

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Queiroz pragmatism proves key yet again for Iran

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Another game at the Azadi Stadium yielded yet another victory for Carlos Queiroz and his Islamic Republic of Iran side as Team Melli moved a step closer to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 finals next year with a 1-0 win over China. Mehdi Taremi’s (pictured) solitary goal means Iran remain unbeaten in qualifying, boasting

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