Iran women's national football team

The Iran women's national football team represents Iran in international women's football, and is controlled by the Iran Football Federation (IFF). The IFF official in charge of women's football is Leila Soufizadeh.

Iran
Nickname(s)Team Melli Baanovaan
("The Ladies National Team")
AssociationIFF
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationCAFA (Central Asia)
Head coachMaryam Azmoon
Home stadiumArarat Stadium
FIFA codeIRN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 70 Increase 1 (13 December 2019)[1]
Highest48 (September 2008)
Lowest144 (December 2007)
First international
 Iran 5–0 Syria 
(Amman, Jordan; 23 September 2005)
Biggest win
 Iran 13–0 Syria 
(Amman, Jordan; 3 September 2007)
Biggest defeat
 Thailand 8–1 Iran 
(Bangkok, Thailand; 8 July 2009)

HistoryEdit

The first Iranian women's national team was established by Taj Tehran Football Club.[2][3][4] The Iranian women's national team has a long history, with a women's Perspolis FC team dating back to 1976.[5][6] Refounded in 2005, the team reached second place at the 2005 West Asian Football Federation Women's Championship in Amman, Jordan held in September and October 2005.

In May 2006, the women's team hosted their first foreign visitors when a club from Berlin, Germany called BSV Al-Dersimspor played out a 2–2 draw in Ararat Stadium, Tehran.

The team won second place again at the 2007 and 2011 West Asian Football Federation Women's Championship.[7]

Banned from international competitionEdit

Iran were briefly banned by FIFA from international competition in 2011 for wearing hijabs.[8][9]

On 9 November 2018 Fatma Samoura, Secretary General of International Federation of Football Association FIFA said she would ask Iranian government to end ban on women’s entry to sport stadiums.[10]

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Recent call-upsEdit

Recent results and fixturesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

2013Edit

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Iranian scorers Captain
11 February 2013   Tehran, Iran   Jordan Friendly 2–1 W
13 February 2013   Tehran, Iran   Jordan Friendly 2–0 W
21 May 2013   Dhaka, Bangladesh   Philippines 2014 Asian Cup Qualifier 0–6 L
23 May 2013   Dhaka, Bangladesh   Bangladesh 2014 Asian Cup Qualifier 2–0 W Rahimi   26'51'
25 May 2013   Dhaka, Bangladesh   Thailand 2014 Asian Cup Qualifier 1–5 L Ghomi   79'

2015Edit

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Iranian scorers Captain
8 February 2015   Tehran, Iran   Uzbekistan Friendly 0–1 L
22 March 2015   Municipal Stadium, Taipei   Laos 2016 Olympic Qualifier 5–1 W Behesht   30'62'
Karimi   35'
Norouzi   77'
Arzhangi   88' (pen.)
Fatemeh Arzhangi
24 March 2015   Municipal Stadium, Taipei   Chinese Taipei 2016 Olympic Qualifier 0–1 L Fatemeh Arzhangi

2016Edit

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Iranian scorers Captain
21 October 2016   Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg   Sweden Unofficially Friendly 0–7 L Koyestan Khosravi

2017Edit

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Iranian scorers Captain 6 March 2017   Ararat Stadium, Tehran   Ukraine[11] Friendly 0–0 D
3 April 2017   Vietnam YFT Center, Hanoi   Myanmar[12] 2018 Asian Cup qualifier 0–2 L
5 April 2017   Vietnam YFT Center, Hanoi   Singapore[13] 2018 Asian Cup qualifier 6–0 W Ghanbari   14'
Ghomi   15'52'
Ghasemi   84'
Mouri   87'90'
9 April 2017   Vietnam YFT Center, Hanoi   Vietnam[14] 2018 Asian Cup qualifier 1–6 L Ghanbari   8'
11 April 2017   Vietnam YFT Center, Hanoi   Syria[15] 2018 Asian Cup qualifier 12–0 W Ghanbari   4'35'66'88'
Zohrabinia   13'27'45+1'54'87'
Rouzbahan   16'
Ghasemi   63'
Ghomi   90+2'

2018Edit

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Iranian scorers Captain
8 November 2018   Institute of Physical Education Stadium, Chonburi   Lebanon 2020 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 8–0 W Chahkandi   9'44'
Ghanbari   38'54'66'
Dabbaghi   57'90+6'
Motevalli   90'
13 November 2018   Institute of Physical Education Stadium, Chonburi   Hong Kong 2020 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 1–1 D Dabbaghi   47'

2019Edit

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Iranian scorers Captain
9 February 2019   Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India   India 2019 Women's Gold Cup (India) 0–1 L
11 February 2019   Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India   Myanmar 2019 Women's Gold Cup (India) 0–2 L
13 February 2019   Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India     Nepal 2019 Women's Gold Cup (India) 0–3 L
2 March 2019   Tehran, Iran   Belarus Friendly 0–1 L
5 March 2019   Tehran, Iran   Belarus Friendly 1–2 L
3 April 2019   Qatar   Philippines 2020 AFC O.Q. Round 2 0-2 L
6 April 2019   Qatar   Palestine 2020 AFC O.Q. Round 2 9-0 W
9 April 2019   Qatar   Chinese Taipei 2020 AFC O.Q. Round 2 1-4 L

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

World Cup Finals
Year Result Position GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1991 to
  2007
Did not enter
  2011 Did not qualify
  2015
  2019
Total 0/8
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic GamesEdit

Football at the Summer Olympics
Year Round GP W D L GF GA GD
1996 to 2008 Did not enter
  2012 Did not qualify
  2016
  2020
Total 0/7

AFC Women's Asian CupEdit

Women's Asian Cup
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1975 to
  2008
Did not enter
  2010 Did not qualify
  2014
  2018
Total 0/19
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

CAFA Women's ChampionshipEdit

Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
  2018 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 16 3
Total 1/1 4 3 0 1 16 3

WAFF Women's ChampionshipEdit

Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
  2005 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 20 2
  2007 Runners-up 3 2 0 1 17 2
  2010 Group stage 2 0 0 2 0 5
  2011 Runners-up 5 4 1 0 21 7
  2014 Did not enter
2019–Onward Not WAFF member
Total 4/6 14 9 1 4 58 16

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 13 December 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-11-09. Retrieved 2016-11-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.hamshahrionline.ir/details/140165
  4. ^ http://www.ghatreh.com/news/nn13036095/%D8%AA%D8%A7%D8%B1%DB%8C%D8%AE%DA%86%D9%87-%D9%81%D9%88%D8%AA%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84-%D8%B2%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86
  5. ^ http://www.persianfootball.com/forums/showthread.php?105796-Best-of-IR-football-federation...&p=2116808&viewfull=1#post2116808
  6. ^ تیم دخترای پرسپولیس
  7. ^ http://www.thenational.ae/sport/uae-sport/uae-triumph-in-west-asian-womens-championship
  8. ^ "Iran women's soccer team thwarted by hijab ban". CBS News. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  9. ^ "Iran's women soccer team banned from Olympics, because of headscarves". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  10. ^ FIFA To Engage With Iran To Lift Ban On Women In Stadiums
  11. ^ http://presstv.ir/Detail/2017/03/07/513373/Iran-womens-football-team-Ukraine-friendly-match-Tehran-Ararat-Stadium
  12. ^ http://www.the-afc.com/afcasfeeds?fixtureid=11126&stageid=431&tMode=C&view=ajax&show=matchsummary
  13. ^ http://www.the-afc.com/afcasfeeds?fixtureid=11129&stageid=431&tMode=C&view=ajax&show=matchsummary
  14. ^ http://www.the-afc.com/afcasfeeds?fixtureid=11133&stageid=431&tMode=C&view=ajax&show=matchsummary
  15. ^ http://www.the-afc.com/afcasfeeds?fixtureid=11134&stageid=431&tMode=C&view=ajax&show=matchsummary

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