Iran at Asian Cup 2011

Discussion in 'Iran' started by Team Melli forever, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. !Bob

    !Bob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    UK
    Thanks. With pfdc down I was looking for the goals. Anyone know what the Iranian line up was?
     
  2. Futbol_Head

    Futbol_Head Member+

    Manchester United
    Aug 18, 2007
    Long Beach, CA
    Country:
    United States
    Really looking forward to Saturdays game.




    Sidenote: How do you say "Go Iran!" or something to that effect, in Farsi?
     
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  3. Team Melli forever

    Jul 11, 2004
    Country:
    Iran
    Iran's main football chants is "Iran chi karesh mikone? soorakh soorakhesh mikone" which somewhat means "What will Iran do to them? She will destroy them". Usually half the stadium screams the question and the other half gives the answer.

    Another one is "Hamleh hamleh teame Iran, gol bezan gol bezan yalla ghahreman" which means "Iran, attack, attack, score a goal, score a goal, come on champion"

    Another common chant is screaming "IRAN" after some guy with a horn blows in a certain repeated fashion.

    I don't think there's anything like "Go Iran" in Farsi
     
  4. ShaRule

    ShaRule Member

    May 5, 2005
    Belgium - Iran
    We have GOOOO RED DEVILS GOOOO RED DEVILS :D haha, what teammelliforever wrote is right :)
     
  5. !Bob

    !Bob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    UK
    What about the very intellectual chant of "doodooroo doodoo, IRAN!"

    And the second part probably better translates to "She/it will punch holes in them" - which has connotations of destroying as well as the imagery of scoring a number of goals. It's akin to a double play on the phrase.
     
  6. jmdorsey

    jmdorsey New Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Iran Coach Calls for Politics-free Soccer

    By James M. Dorsey

    For more like this, please visit The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog

    Iranian national soccer team coach Afshin Ghotbi issued a stark challenge on the eve of Iran’s Asia Cup quarterfinal match this weekend against South Korea, calling for the beautiful game to be separated from politics.

    Ghotbi, whose appointment as coach was reportedly authorized by conservative, soccer-carzy Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, cloaked his tall order in an appeal to Iranian players as they prepared for a game that has a symbolic value that goes far beyond the Asian tournament in Qatar.

    "The national team belongs to the people and from the head coach and all the way to the ball boy, nobody should use it as a vehicle to express their political views,"Ghotbi, who is heading after Qatar to Japan to coach Shimizu S-Pulse told the Associated Press.

    Iran two years ago lost its last qualifier against South Korea in a match that was mired by some Iranian players entering the pitch with green wristbands in support of mass protests against the disputed re-election of Ahmedinejad and Iranian fans shouting slogans against their government during the match in Seoul.

    While Ghotbi, an Iranian who grew up in the United States, issued his appeal to his players, his call applies to soccer as an institution and not just in Iran but across the Middle East and North Africa. Politics permeates the game in Iran and elsewhere in the region at all levels. Iranian clubs like those in for example Egypt are government controlled, more often than not owned by state-run companies. Representatives of Iran’s Ministry of Youth and Sports sit on club boards while the Revolutionary Guards over the past two years have successfully increased their influence on the game.

    Government officials fear the power of soccer in creating alternative public spaces where Iranians can vent pent-up anger and frustration with their leaders. That concern has been reinforced by past support for opposition figures by soccer personalities and institutions, including the managing board of Zob Ahan Football Club and a former coach of Persepolis FC, Asia’s most popular club.

    Iranian soccer analysts believe that matches in the Tehran derby between Persepolis and
    FC Taj have ended in draws over the last six years as a result of government match fixing. The analysts say the fixing is designed to prevent the often violent derby from escalating into anti-government protests. Iran’s successful World Cup qualifiers in 1997 and 2005 resulted in massive celebrations in the streets of Tehran, marked by public intoxication, dancing, and women removing their hijabs; the elimination of Iran from the 2001 World Cup qualifiers led to rioting.

    Tractor Sazi FC, the storied club in Tabriz, the capital of Iranian Azerbaijan, which is owned by Iran Tractor Manufacturing Co. (ITMCO), has become a flashpoint of the region’s identity politics. “Wherever Tractor goes, fans of the opposing club chant insulting slogans. They imitate the sound of donkeys, because Azerbaijanis are historically derided as stupid and stubborn. I remember incidents going back to the time that I was a teenager,” says a long-standing observer of Iranian soccer.

    A 2009 cable from the US embassy in Tehran disclosed by Wikileaks describes how Ahmedinejad has sought with limited success to associate himself with Iran’s national team in a bid to polish his tarnished image and curry popular favour. The Iranian president went as far as in 2006 lifting the ban on women watching soccer matches in Iranian stadia, but in a rare public disagreement was overruled by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

    The Iranian leader has been hands-on in the management of the Iranian team. The US cable reports that he pressured the Iranian football federation to lift its 2008 suspension of star Ali Karimi so that he could play in 2010 World Cup qualifiers, engineered the 2009 firing of Ali Daei as coach, ensured that Daei’s successor Mohamed Mayeli-Kohan lasted all of two weeks in the job and ultimately was succeeded by Ghotbi.

    Ahmedinejad has justified his interference telling Iranian journalists that “unfortunately, this sport has been afflicted with some very bad issues. I must intervene personally to push aside these destructive issues.”
     
  7. Premiere

    Premiere Member

    May 23, 2005
    http://www.persianfootball.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92901
    Btw, some Iranian have been hugely pissed off by Hasebe's alleged statement about Iran, but note that this is likely to be a fake.
     
  8. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Country:
    Japan
    Hasebe never said that, it was published as "dirty" on a Korean news source.

    He just said "Both Iran & Korea are good teams whoever we face". Then some stuff about good mood after the Qatar win etc etc. No "dirty" anywhere.

    Its on persianfootball.com but it was something lost in translation. Hasebe as a personality isn't insulting, and isn't even that sort of outspoken type of player he wouldn't have said that.
     
  9. melonbarmonster

    melonbarmonster Member+

    Mar 17, 2005
    You guys don't play dirty like arab teams but this was a dirty game with all the grass rolling and shirtpulling.

    Iran had no business even keeping it close against a better Korea team but you guys held in there the entire game. Good job.
     
  10. Kamran

    Kamran Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Melbourne - AUS
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Country:
    Iran
    Please tell me you didn't just said that Iran was playing dirty and Korea team didn't display anything shameful? I give you the benefit of the doubt that you meant both teams. In that case yes some of the stuff was over the top?

    One advice I have for your coach is to never smack an opponent's player in the back he will never/ever get away with it in a WC game.
     
  11. persianfootball

    persianfootball Member+

    Aug 5, 2004
    outside your realm
    dont take this guy seriously. he is bitter at being inferior. just go see his posts on youtube on Iran vs korea clips.
     
  12. melonbarmonster

    melonbarmonster Member+

    Mar 17, 2005
    Lol. :d


     
  13. G0ALL

    G0ALL Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    U.S.
    they played well, considering they really lack the talent

    let's face it... iran didnt even make it to the world cup, got knocked out of the asian cup, no real big talents coming up...

    but they didnt let korea score for a long time

    good job, guys

    it was a real good warm up for us
     
  14. Kamran

    Kamran Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Melbourne - AUS
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Country:
    Iran
    Love it when you guys get so humble :rolleyes:
     
  15. G0ALL

    G0ALL Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    U.S.
    thank you :)

    we should play again though

    but i dont think korea should bring the A-team like we did today

    it was a bit unfair

    on the other hand, our women team's getting pretty good now
     
  16. I was Pacman before

    Mar 6, 2010
    Bad luck Iranian, i'm sure Iran will bounce back again in future International tournaments.
     
  17. Team Melli forever

    Jul 11, 2004
    Country:
    Iran
    1. We have talent and talents coming up
    2. It wasn't a warm up game because it went down to the wire
    3. Since you like to constantly point out other teams' miseries I'd like to remind you that despite your win today you're still an Asian team pretty much on the same level as any other top Asian team including us. You still get raped by teams like Argentina at the World Cup and never make it past the round of 16th if you're even lucky enough to get there.
     
  18. Kamran

    Kamran Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Melbourne - AUS
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Country:
    Iran
    Don't feed him. He is baiting.
     
  19. Team Melli forever

    Jul 11, 2004
    Country:
    Iran
    Do the mods have the power to prevent these madar jendehaye jakesh from posting in our forum? Koskesh madar ghahbe moratab az Iran bad mige va be ma fosh mide.
     
  20. G0ALL

    G0ALL Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    U.S.
  21. G0ALL

    G0ALL Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    U.S.
    come on, guys

    this is just a friendly conversation

    i saw bunch of you guys posting in korean section before the match, why not talk about this after the match?

    let's just have a friendly conversation
     
  22. Team Melli forever

    Jul 11, 2004
    Country:
    Iran
    Kiram too dahanet koskesh
     
  23. Team Melli forever

    Jul 11, 2004
    Country:
    Iran
    Because you're a racist loser who constantly make border-line racist and provocative comments. I've seen you post in other forums, normally I just ignore your bullsh!t rants but I don't appreciate you taking your garbage to our forum, now GTFO because we both know you're not after a "friendly" conversation.
     
  24. Kamran

    Kamran Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Melbourne - AUS
    Club:
    Perspolis
    Country:
    Iran
    lol shoma khodesho aziat nakon (lahje torki). Bezar hal konan, in ham ahmagh daran ma am ahmaghamun kam nist in dorovar. We lost we move on there is always another Asian game, WCQ, WC, etc... We used to be laughing stock in many sports in Asia now we finish forth in Asian games so we can only get better from here. At least since we don't have propel investment, management or youth program we are far from our possible peak. Other teams in Asia who have exhausted these options and have reached to higher levels should be worried.
     
  25. G0ALL

    G0ALL Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    U.S.
    now we won, and you guys obviously lost

    what do you guys need to do better the next time, you think?
     
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