On this Day….IRAN beat USA in 1998 [VIDEO]

  (IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- The FIFA World Cup France 1998 is remembered for many things: Zinedine Zidane cementing his place amongst the all-time greats, Ronaldo’s pre-final meltdown and David Beckham’s dismissal against Argentina that was followed by scathing criticism in his homeland. Yet 19 years ago to this day, on June 21 1998, the Islamic Republic of

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Australia want to play friendly with Iran

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Football Federation Australia (FFA) are deep in negotiations with their Iranian counterparts to play a international between the two nations for the first time since the infamous 1997 World Cup qualifier at the MCG, Fairfax Media revealed. The friendly will likely be held in the March international window in what both federations hope will be a

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Iran’s World Cup slogan revealed: “80 million people, one nation, one heartbeat,”

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iran football team, also known as Team Melli, will participate at the 2018 World Cup with “80 million people, one nation, one heartbeat,” slogan. Unbeaten in eight qualifying games, Iran have been in dominant form in Group A, having yet to concede a goal on the Road to Russia. Iran national football team advanced

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Analysis: Azmoun and a watertight defence book Iran’s ticket to Russia

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Pragmatism is the fundamental coaching philosophy of Carlos Queiroz and the Portuguese coach, once again, allied defensive solidity and attacking efficiency for Iran to defeat Uzbekistan en route to Team Melli securing their place at next year’s FIFA World Cup. A fifth appearance at the World Cup and the country’s first-ever back-to-back qualification underline

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Iran’s success reflects the failures of Asian football

(IranSportsPress.com-The Economist)- The continent has struggled to develop more talented players, and suffers from a lack of competition It was the perfect conclusion to a flawless campaign. As the final whistle blew in Iran’s 2-0 victory against Uzbekistan on June 12th, the home side’s World Cup qualification record read: 16 matches played, not a single loss,

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President Hasan Rouhani meets Iran national football team

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- President Hassan Rouhani met Iran national football team, also known as Team Melli, on Wednesday. The president wanted to personally congratulate the team on winning a berth in the 2018 World Cup. In addition to football players, coaching staff, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Masoud Soltanifar and head of Iran Football Federation Mehdi

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Team-Melli to play Russia in a friendly on October 10th

IranSportsPress.com- Iran National Football Team known as ” Team-Melli” will play in a friendly match against 2018 FIFA World Cup host, Russia on October 10th, 2017. Carlos Queiroz announced the news during Iran-Uzbekistan post-match conference. Team-Melli secured their qualifications to Russia 2018 with a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan. Iran remains on top of Group A

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