AFC asks Team Melli to extend its stay by 24 hours

Note: Article Updated 1:15 EST with additional information/bs ( – According to Iranian State television, IRIB 3, the Asian Football Conference has asked the Iranian national team to extend its stay in Australia until Monday, after a formal complaint was filed by the Iranian Football Federation in regards to doping allegations on Iraq’s Alaa Abdul-Zahra who

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Carlos Queiroz Speaks His Mind, “Reputation of the game in general was lost in today’s game”

( – Like many heartbroken Team Melli fans, the Iranian head coach, Carlos Queiroz had trouble sleeping after Iran’s devastating loss to Iraq in the quarter finals of the 2015 Asian Cup. In true form, Iran’s skipper conducted an unscheduled interview at 3am local time lasting more than 40 minutes. You can watch the full

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Iran coach Carlos Queiroz asks if referee sleeps after Asian Cup loss to Iraq

( | The Sydney Morning Herald) – CANBERRA, Carlos Queiroz asked how referee Ben Williams could sleep at night and said he was considering his future in the game after 10-man Iran crashed out of the Asian Cup on Friday. The coach had to be held back by his players after Mehrdad Pooladi’s controversial dismissal

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Mark Bosnich Slams Referee Ben Williams

TEHRAN ( | Tasnim) – Former Australia goalkeeper Mark Bosnich hits out at Ben Williams after the official made embarrassing decisions during the Asian Cup quarter-final clash between Iran and Iraq on Friday. In the match held at the Canberra Stadium in front of thousands of Iranian and Iraqi cheering fans, Team Melli suffered a

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Mark Bosnich has slammed referee Ben Williams

Mark Bosnich has slammed referee Ben Williams after the official made an “embarrassing” decision to send off Iran player Mehrdad Pooladi for a dive. Follow the Link to view:’-’embarrassing’-decision


Iraq’s Ben Williams 1, Iran 0 – Asian Cup 2015

( – Australian Referee, Ben Williams, decided the game before the end of full time giving Iranian defender an unwarranted second yellow resulting in his sending off. Iran’s wonder boy Sardar Azmoun opened the scoring in the 24th minute with a brilliant header. Less than 25 minutes later match referee Ben Williams produced a yellow

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Ben Williams to Referee Iran, Iraq Match in Quarters

TEHRAN ( | Tasnim) – Australian Benjamin Williams has been named as the referee for the Iran and Iraq match in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. Iran will face Iraq in the quarter-final round in Canberra on Friday. The 38-year-old international referee will be assisted by his countrymen Matthew Cream and Paul Cetrangolo. Williams has

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Iraq to play Iran in Asian Cup quarter-final after win over Palestine

( | The Canberra Times) By: David Polkinghorne – Iraq coach Radhi Swadi says the history between his country and Iran adds extra importance to their Asian Cup quarter-final at Canberra Stadium on Friday, after Iraq beat Palestine 2-0 to book their spot in the finals. If Tuesday night’s crowd of 10,235 is anything to

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