PLEASE SIGN-Petition to invite Ashkan Dejagah to Iran National Team

Discussion in 'Iran' started by alihos93, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. alihos93

    alihos93 New Member

    May 30, 2007
    please go and sign, The letter and petition will be sent to Iran Football Federation. here is the letter:

    Dear IRIFF,

    We the fans of Iranian national football see in Ashkan Dejagah the opportunity to strengthen our national team. As you may already know Ashkan Dejagah is the young Iranian born player of Hertha Berlin. In light of his enormous recent success, and Germany's desire to acquire this player, we feel immediate action is necessary to keep him in our camp.

    Ashkan Dejagah has also recently express his desire to represent his homeland, and with only 8 months till his 21st birthday, FIFA rules require him to pick his

    nationality soon. Algeria made the mistake of not inviting Zinedine Zidane, Bosnia made the mistake of not inviting Zlatan Ibramovic, and Poland missed out on the last world cups strongest duo up front, Klose and Podolski. All of this despite those players interests in representing their mother country.

    We fans of Iranian football sincerely hope that our our Iranian Football Federation makes the right decision and invites this blooming talent as soon as possible. With recent statements by the German national teams former coach Michael Skibbe regarding Dejagah?s high prospects of joining Germany?s senior team, it is now imperative more that ever that we act and not deny this ?hamvatan? a chance to represent his country.

    With regards,
    Fans of Team Melli
  2. !Bob

    !Bob Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    The latest news was that Iran showed interest but it was turned down by Dejagah because it would be wrong for him to turn down Germany since they have given him so much, that it would not be good for his career should he choose Iran and so on. He also said that it would be a tough choice since he is also expecting invite from the Germans and in the end will decide when he turns 22.
  3. F96

    F96 Member+

    Oct 24, 2002
    Hannover 96
    Well, didn't he turn 21 two months ago and can't change anymore?
  4. persianfootball

    persianfootball Member+

    Aug 5, 2004
    outside your realm
    yea he will come play for TM with all those tattoos.. just forget it people. dejagah will never wear the TM shirt.
  5. Txtriathlete

    Txtriathlete Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 6, 2004
    The American Empire
    I doubt he would pick Iran over Germany. Good luck to him either way.
  6. KumarsS

    KumarsS Member

    Jul 10, 2007
    Champaign, IL
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Dejagah is on track to start for the senior team by 2010...there's no way he'd give that up.
  7. Glory08

    Glory08 Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Perth, Australia
    How likely is it that this guy will get called up by Germany, within the next few seasons?

    I can understand him holding out, if it's quite likely. But given the striking talent Germany currently has, it seems he may not get a game any time soon?

    So if he may not get a cap in the next few years, for the German Senior Team, would he still be eligible for Iran?

    I can think of Aussie players who chose to play for another country, simply because they had little chance of playing for Australia e.g. former NSL player, Buddy Farrah, who played for the Lebanese National Team.

    I guess you guys can kind of hope Germany overlooks him for a long enough time, that he may change his mind and choose Iran, simply because the likelihood of Germany capping him may seem low. It's better to play for a National Team, rather than having no National Team I guess. Not that I'm doubting his capability of playing for Germany.
  8. KumarsS

    KumarsS Member

    Jul 10, 2007
    Champaign, IL
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    It's highly unlikely he'll play for Germany as a striker. It is, however, quite likely that he'll get a call-up sometime after Euro 2008 and play as a winger.

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