Blog: The World of Iranian Football

Okay everyone there is always something going on in Iranian football, so I will break down the latest headlines the best I can.

Mustafa Denizli hired by Tractor Sazi Tabriz

To me this is an excellent hire and this will be the Turkish manager’s 4th spell in Iran after two stints with Persepolis and one with Pas Tehran. Denizli last managed Persepolis in 2012.

Sajjad Shahbazzadeh joins Qatar SC

I am not a fan of any Iranian player going to play in Qatar, period. Shahbazzadeh had an unsuccessful spell playing for Alanyaspor during the 2016/17season in Turkey prior to bouncing around from Naft Tehran to Esteghlal, but now it seems like the money is right playing in the Qatar Stars League.

Iran to Play Italy in Friendly Match?

I will believe it when I see it.

Qatar May Ask Iran for Help in Hosting 2022 World Cup?

I sure hope Iran doesn’t help Qatar in anything unless it involves convincing them to give up hosting the 2022 World Cup.

Well that’s it for now everyone. Remember: we are getting closer and closer to the 2018 World Cup in Russia!

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