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 71 1 (27 September 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)

History

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 competition

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]

Team

Current squad

Recent call-ups

Recent results and fixtures

  Win   Draw   Loss

DateVenueOpponentCompetitionResultIranian scorersCaptain
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'
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 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'
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 record

World Cup record

World Cup Finals
Year Result Position GP W D* L GF GA GD
1991 to
2007
Did not enter
2011Did not qualify
2015
2019
Total0/8
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games

Football at the Summer Olympics
Year Round GP W D L GF GA GD
1996 to 2008Did not enter
2012Did not qualify
2016
2020
Total0/7

AFC Women's Asian Cup record

Women's Asian Cup
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1975 to
2008
Did not enter
2010Did not qualify
2014
2018
Total0/19
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

West Asian Football Federation Championship

Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
2005Runners-up 4301202
2007Runners-up3201172
2010Group stage200205
2011Runners-up5410217
2014Did not enter
2019–Onward Not WAFF member
Total4/6149145816

Central Asian Football Association Championship

Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
2018Runners-up 4301163
Total1/14301163

See also

References

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 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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