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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 66 Decrease 6 (29 March 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)

Contents

HistoryEdit

The first Iranian women's national team was established by Taj Tehran Football Club.[2][3][4] The Iranian women's national team featured freely without the hijab before the Iranian Revolution, 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]

Recent matchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

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
25 May 2013   Dhaka, Bangladesh   Thailand 2014 Asian Cup Qualifier 1–5 L
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
21 October 2016   Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg   Sweden Unofficially Friendly 0–7 L Koyestan Khosravi
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'
8 November 2018   Institute of Physical Education Stadium, Chonburi   Lebanon 2020 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 8-0 W
13 November 2018   Institute of Physical Education Stadium, Chonburi   Hong Kong 2020 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 1-1 D
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

Upcoming matchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Iranian scorers Captain
3 April 2019   Qatar   Philippines 2020 AFC O.Q. Round 2
6 April 2019   Qatar   Palestine 2020 AFC O.Q. Round 2
9 April 2019   Qatar   Chinese Taipei 2020 AFC O.Q. Round 2

RecordsEdit

World Cup recordEdit

World Cup Finals
Year Result Position GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1991 to
  2007
Did not enter - - - - - - - -
  2011 Did not qualify - - - - - - - -
  2015 Did not qualify - - - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

AFC Women's Asian Cup recordEdit

Women's Asian Cup
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1975 to
  2008
Did not enter - - - - - - -
  2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
  2014 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
  2018 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/27 - - - - - - -
*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 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/6 - - - - - - -

West Asian Football Federation 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
Total 14 9 1 4 58 16

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  2. ^ http://farhangestanefootball.ir/%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%AF%D8%B1-%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86/
  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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