Iran and Romania have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as both countries plan increased cooperation between them. The nations signed the MoU at the headquarters of the Iran Football Federation in Tehran.
The head of the Iranian Football Federation Mehdi Taj and the head of Romanian Football Razvan Burleanu were present during the landmark agreement. During the signing, Taj said: “Iran and Romania football have so many common characteristics, and the European country is available to travel for our teams. To develop football in the various areas focusing on the area of girls and women’s football development, coaching and referring are our priorities”.
While Romania could be helping them with their goals, Iran would help the European side in beach soccer and futsal – competitions that Iran have won medals in recently.
“I would like to congratulate the Iranian football federation for being the best Asian team in FIFA rankings. Furthermore, Team Melli has a great chance to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. We are happy due to cooperation with Iran as a European country. (more…)
Viitorul managed to recover from the loss against ACS PoliTimişoara last weekend to claim a crucial 2-1 win over CFR Cluj.
Manager Gheorghe Hagi was pleased with the outcome of the game, but he admitted that the opponents could have certainly equalised the match for they had numerous chances over the course of 90 minutes.Viitorul have been in dominant force in the Romanian league this season and they are only four points behind leaders Steaua Bucharest.
Even though there is still a long way to go, the presence ofHagi could motivate the team towards a title challenge.
The possibilities of being in the hunt for the title took a hit after the shock 1-0 loss againstACS PoliTimişoara in the previous match. A team at the bottom of the table, ACS PoliTimişoara managed to resist all the attacks from the away team in order to hang on to the win.
Ianis Hagi is a potential Romanian superstar and he recently joined Fiorentina in the hope of making it big in European football.
He is the son of legendary Romanian footballer Gheorghe Hagi. Many regardGheorghe Hagi as the greatest ever Romanian footballer. Currently working as a manager, he recently spoke about his son’s move to Fiorentina. After having worked with the youth teams at Steaua Bucharest, the youngster made his debut forViitorulConstanța in 2014. It did not take long for clubs to take notice and it has not been just because of the last name.
Following a lot of interest from clubs across Europe, the 17-year-old decided to sign for Fiorentina. The Italian club may not stay to be offering the ability to win trophies, butIanis requires regular first-team football at this moment in order to continue his development.
Furthermore, he needs to be alongside the top professionals in order to acquire their ways and learn the game as he goes along. When asked about his son’s choice of signing for Fiorentina,Gheorghe Hagi claimed that he had no say in the transfer and that his son was completely free to make the decision for himself. The former Romanian superstar says that he is happy with the progress made by his son at the Italian club.
GheorgeHagi is considered to be as one of the best players from his generation and from Romania as well.
Hagi was even compared to the likes of Diego Maradona as both of them had a fairly similar playing style and had a temperamental attitude.
The retired playmaker gained reputation for his outstanding skills as he was a player who could create goal-scoring chances and perform in different position around the pitch.
It’s no doubt whatsoever that GheorgeHagi had a very successful playing career but when it comes to his managerial career, it’s a completely different story as he recently abandoned the managerial position of his own club Viitorul Constanta due to a string of negative results.
Viitorul Constanta is the club that he founded back in 2009 and he took charge of the team on 2014 but he opted to no longer coach them after only being able to secure 2 points from their last 8 matches.
This is not the only disappointing managerial spell that GheorgeHagi as the Romanian figure has coached a number of different clubs and during the time that he spent in charge of other teams, most of the results that Hagi gained were either defeats or draws.
Before taking coaching Viitorul Constanta, Hagi was the coach of Galatasaray and he was able to snatch 8 wins, 6 draws and 10 defeats during his time as the head coach. (more…)
GheorgeHagi was considered to be one of the best players in the world between the years of 1980 and 1990. Hagi is even hailed to be the best Romanian player ever and now his 16 year old son is following his footsteps.
IanisHagi the son of GheorgeHagi and at the young age of 16, he is already being viewed as a promising figure who can turn into one of the greats just how his father is.
Ianis has been signed by the Italian side Fiorentina as this was confirmed by the former player of Fiorentina, Adrian Mutu.
Adrian Mutu confirmed the signing of IanisHagi as he said: ‘“Hopefully he is the future of Fiorentina. He has all the right qualities; hopefully he can do even better than I did. I spoke to his father and told him that they have made the right choice. In Florence they have everything they need to grow at the rate they should. Hopefully he’ll soon be playing in the Serie A, but it depends on him and working hard enough to be able to play in this league.” (more…)
Inter Milan have not won in the last seven matches, but manager Roberto Mancini has promised a positive attitude from the players when they take to the pitch against Hellas Verona.
This match is a great opportunity for Inter to register their first win in the league after a month. Their opposition are struggling with the prospect of relegation with only 11 points separating them from the drop zone. They have been in decent run of form in recent weeks and the 2-0 win over Napoli is a perfect indicator of it. Despite this, Mancini is confident that his players will be able to perform in this difficult away match.
Mancini has come under pressure due to the club failing to hit the heights as he had promised upon taking over from Walter Mazzarri. There has been no improvement in results and it looks almost certain that the club will be finishing outside the top 10 if they continue on this poor run of form. Mancini has asked for more patience from the supporters and the club, but he may not get that patience for long if results do not improve. The fact that rivals AC Milan have recently overtaken them in the table and hold a three-point advantage makes things worse for Mancini. (more…)