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#9018.06.18

Analysis of Iran v Morocco, Preview of our match vs Spain as well!

In this pod Atbin Moayedi is joined by Sina Saemian and Arya Allahverdi who review the opening fixture of Group B. A match Iran dramatically won in the 95th minute. The panel discusses the starting XI, the tactics employed by Queiroz and some of the outstanding (and surprising) individual performances. Joined by special guest, Moroccan Benjamin Hajji who is in Saint Petersburg, the pod also reviews a thrilling draw between Spain and Portugal, and previews the upcoming Spain match.

Blog15.06.18

What's next for Team Melli?

What's next for Team Melli?

Atbin Moayedi | @atbin91Iran booked themselves a ticket to Russia 2018 with confidence, discipline and style. 18 games without a loss. 12 consecutive games with a clean sheet. And not to mention an international record of 1,108 minutes without conceding a goal. All in all, a fantastic qualifying campaign, which is not what you could have said for Brazil 2014 when Iran qualified after a 1-0 win against South Korea in Seoul in the final game (remember, had we drawn that game Uzbekistan would have qualified ahead of us on based on goals scored after they suspiciously beat Qatar by a necessary four goals).

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Blog04.06.18

Iran v Morocco: A Comparison

Iran v Morocco: A Comparison

Iran’s World Cup preparations are well underway with the final 23 players (plus one reserve player) currently training at the Beşiktaş training complex on the outskirts of Istanbul. The first match against Morocco is a crucial fixture where a loss, or even a draw, would all but extinguish Iran’s hopes of progressing to the knockout round for the first time in its history. So with Spain and Portugal being the favourites in Group B, we take a look at how the two “underdogs” of this group compare against one another.

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#8731.05.18

Turkish wake up call for troubled Iran!

In this 87th episode of Gol Bezan, we can hear a worried panel discussing how good the Iranian national team really is after witnessing Irans 2-1-defeat against Turkey. Although Iran played with a strong line up in this friendly, they struggled threw out the game. The panel had a go at central defender Roozbeh Cheshmi and the captain Masoud Shojaei. You can also hear the panel discussing if coach Queiroz is expecting too much of his players playing them outside of their regular positions. So is Cheshmi really to blame here? This and a lot more about the game vs Turkey and the status of the national team is all part of this great episode!

#8624.05.18

Queiroz's squad selection ahead of the World Cup..

Our latest podcast discusses some of the key topics that have arisen as a result of the 24 man squad Carlos Queiroz picked leading up to the world cup in Russia.Jalal Hosseini omission came as a surprise to many and we break down the reasons behind it and what this means for the younger players. We also discuss the omissions of Vouria Ghafouri and Kaveh Rezaei, two players who have just finished great seasons with their respective clubs. As Queiroz can only take 23 players to the world cup, we discuss who the final man to be cut could be. Other topics such as the Defensive midfielder against Morocco, the goalkeeper situation and our preferred starting lineups against for the 2018 world cup are all included.

#8416.04.18

Interview: Branko Ivankovic

Branko Ivankovic now has won the Iranian league on a consecutive basis.The former manager of Iran's national team told us about his time so far with Persepolis, about the upcoming match with Al-Sadd, Asian Champions League, and many other interesting things!

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