Iran women's national football team

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Iran
Nickname(s) Team Melli Zanan
("The Ladies National Team")
Association IFF
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation CAFA (Central Asia)
Head coach Maryam Azmoon
Captain Kouiestan Khosravi
Home stadium Ararat Stadium and Azadye Stadium
FIFA code IRN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current NR (24 March 2017)
Highest 48 (September 2008)
Lowest 144 (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)

The Iran women's national football team represents Iran in international women's football, and is controlled by the Iran Football Federation. The head of women's football at the IFF is Farideh Shojaei.

History[edit]

The first Iranian women's national team was established by Taj Tehran Football Club.[1][2][3] 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.[4][5] 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.[6]

Banned from international competition[edit]

Iran were briefly banned by FIFA from international competition in 2011 for wearing hijabs.[7][8]

Results and fixtures[edit]

Previous matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Date Venue Opponent Competition Result Iranian scorers Captain
11 February 2013 Iran Tehran, Iran  Jordan Friendly 2–1 W
13 February 2013 Iran Tehran, Iran  Jordan Friendly 2–0 W
21 May 2013 Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh  Philippines 2014 Asian Cup Qualifier 0–6 L
23 May 2013 Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh  Bangladesh 2014 Asian Cup Qualifier 2–0 W
25 May 2013 Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh  Thailand 2014 Asian Cup Qualifier 1–5 L
8 February 2015 Iran Tehran, Iran  Uzbekistan Friendly 0–1 L
22 March 2015 Taiwan Municipal Stadium, Taipei  Laos 2016 Olympic Qualifier 5–1 W Behesht Goal 30'62'
Karimi Goal 35'
Norouzi Goal 77'
Arzhangi Goal 88' (pen.)
Fatemeh Arzhangi
24 March 2015 Taiwan Municipal Stadium, Taipei  Chinese Taipei 2016 Olympic Qualifier 0–1 L Fatemeh Arzhangi
21 October 2016 Sweden Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg  Sweden Friendly 0–7 L Koyestan Khosravi
6 March 2017 Iran Ararat Stadium, Tehran  Ukraine[9] Friendly 0–0 D

Forthcoming matches[edit]

Date Competition Location Opponent
2017
3 April 2017 2018 Asian Cup qualifier Vietnam Vietnam YFT Center, Hanoi  Myanmar
5 April 2017 2018 Asian Cup qualifier Vietnam Vietnam YFT Center, Hanoi  Singapore
9 April 2017 2018 Asian Cup qualifier Vietnam Vietnam YFT Center, Hanoi  Vietnam
11 April 2017 2018 Asian Cup qualifier Vietnam Vietnam YFT Center, Hanoi  Syria

Records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

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

AFC Women's Asian Cup record[edit]

Women's Asian Cup
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
Hong Kong 1975 to
Vietnam 2008
Did not enter - - - - - - -
China 2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Vietnam 2014 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/18 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games[edit]

Football at the Summer Olympics
Year Round GP W D L GF GA GD
1996 to 2008 Did not enter - - - - - - -
United Kingdom 2012 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Brazil 2016 To be determined - - - - - - -
Total 0/6 - - - - - - -

West Asian Football Federation Championship[edit]

Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Jordan 2005 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 20 2
Jordan 2007 Runners-up 3 2 0 1 17 2
United Arab Emirates 2010 Group stage 2 0 0 2 0 5
United Arab Emirates 2011 Runners-up 5 4 1 0 21 7
Total 14 9 1 4 58 16

See also[edit]

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