Gol Bezan is the first dedicated independent podcast in the world that concentrates on Iranian football. We cover everything from Iranian national team to the domestic leagues. We interview coaches, players and other notable figures surrounding Iranian or Asian football.
“I’ve never, in all my career, seen players deliver so much after receiving so little as I have with these Iran boys.” This is what Carlos Queiroz said this in a beautifully insightful interview with GQ Magazine published two days before Iran kicked off their World Cup campaign with a win against Morocco.read more
“Maybe we do not have Iniesta or Ronaldo, but we do have a big heart for a bigger dream!”Today, Iran faced arguably the best national team in the world with the likes of superstars Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, and Isco just to mention a few; however, Carlos Queiroz’s men showed the world that despite Spain’s world class squad, they have a bigger heart and are in search of an even bigger dream.read more
In this pod Atbin Moayedi is joined by Sina Saemian and Arya Allahverdi who review the opening fixture of Group B. A match Iran dramatically won in the 95th minute. The panel discusses the starting XI, the tactics employed by Queiroz and some of the outstanding (and surprising) individual performances. Joined by special guest, Moroccan Benjamin Hajji who is in Saint Petersburg, the pod also reviews a thrilling draw between Spain and Portugal, and previews the upcoming Spain match.
Atbin Moayedi | @atbin91Iran booked themselves a ticket to Russia 2018 with confidence, discipline and style. 18 games without a loss. 12 consecutive games with a clean sheet. And not to mention an international record of 1,108 minutes without conceding a goal. All in all, a fantastic qualifying campaign, which is not what you could have said for Brazil 2014 when Iran qualified after a 1-0 win against South Korea in Seoul in the final game (remember, had we drawn that game Uzbekistan would have qualified ahead of us on based on goals scored after they suspiciously beat Qatar by a necessary four goals).read more
Iran’s World Cup preparations are well underway with the final 23 players (plus one reserve player) currently training at the Beşiktaş training complex on the outskirts of Istanbul. The first match against Morocco is a crucial fixture where a loss, or even a draw, would all but extinguish Iran’s hopes of progressing to the knockout round for the first time in its history. So with Spain and Portugal being the favourites in Group B, we take a look at how the two “underdogs” of this group compare against one another.read more
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