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Gol Bezan is Iranian Football's 1st Dedicated Podcast. We cover everything surrounding the Iran National Team, Persian Gulf Pro League & Legionnaires. We exclusively interview players, coaches & other notable figures within Iranian and Asian football. All links.


Interview: Mohammad Khodabandelou & Arwin Javad | مصاحبه با محمد خدابنده‌لو و اروین جواد

Exclusive Interview in Farsi with Mohammad Khodabandelou (Gol Gohar Sirjan) and Arwin Javad (Roda JC Kerkrade), who recently participated in the 2022 AFC U23 Asian Cup in Uzbekistan. We spoke about the matches against Qatar, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - which Team Melli Omid got two points from, Mehdi Mahdavikia, Youth Football Development in Iran, Lack of Friendlies and Preparation, Transfers and Much More!


8 Years Of Gol Bezan

8 Years Of Gol Bezan

Gol Bezan celebrates it's 8th year! The podcast started on 14/06/2014 with episode 'World Cup 1'. 165 episodes later...

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Preview: Iran vs. Algeria | پیش بازی ایران الجزایر

Host Sina Saemian with panelists Babak Golriz & Arya Allahverdi discuss and preview the latest Team Melli squad selected by Dragan Skočić ahead of their first 2022 FIFA World Cup preparation friendly match against Algeria on June 12th at Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, in Doha (see times below). We discussed the lack of friendlies in this June camp, the cancellation of Iran vs. Canada, the interview with Marijo Tot and what we need to do until Qatar 2022. Also, we spoke with football writer for, Walid Ziani, who gave his thoughts on the match and what we can expect from the Algerian national team.


Interview: Marijo Tot - Team Melli Iran Assistant Coach

Exclusive Interview with Marijo Tot, assistant coach of Team Melli under Dragan Skočić. We spoke about the current Iran national team camp in Doha, squad selections & omissions, lack of friendly matches and preparation for Qatar 2022, Iran vs. Canada & Uruguay cancellation, Iran vs. Algeria, Group B in the 2022 FIFA World Cup with the addition of Wales and much more!


Top 10 Iranian U23 Talents

Top 10 Iranian U23 Talents

The last few years have seen young Iranian players caught in a strange dichotomy, where sought-after big domestic moves often halt progression and lead to limited playing time. The Persian Gulf Pro League, Iran’s top football flight, ranks second-worst in the world when it comes to minutes given to U21 players. This season only 15 teenagers have featured - almost half the amount of two seasons ago. | Written by Sahand Salari - @salari_sahand & @IranFootballScout

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ENGLAND & USA | Iran's Group B Opponents Part 2 ft. Jimmy Conrad, Sam Matterface & Glenn Davis | 2022 FIFA World Cup

In part 2 of our two-part episode covering Iran's Group B opponents at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, we spoke to experts from England and the United States of America. Covering USA we chatted with ESPN commentator for the Houston Dynamo FC, Glenn Davis and former USMNT player at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Jimmy Conrad. Check out Glenn and Jimmy's podcasts - 'Soccer Matters' and 'In Soccer We Trust'. Well-known ITV Sport and talkSPORT commentator Sam Matterface gave his insight into Group B favourites England and how Team Melli could fare against 'The Three Lions' in Qatar.


SCOTLAND, WALES, UKRAINE | Iran's Group B Opponents Part 1 ft. Derek Rae | 2022 FIFA World Cup

In part 1 of our two-part episode covering Iran's Group B opponents at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, we will speak to experts from the Pot 4 Euro Play-Off teams - Scotland, Wales and Ukraine. Our special guest to talk about the 'Tartan Army' is well-known EA Sports FIFA and ESPN commentator Derek Rae. Derek spoke on commentating for Iran vs. Morocco and Portugal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Scotland's style of play and key players, Sardar Azmoun moving to the Bundesliga at Bayer 04 Leverkusen, and much more. Friends of Gol Bezan, Andrew Todos from Zorya Londonsk and Clint Jones from The 94th Minute gave their expert insight into the national teams of Ukraine and Wales, respectively, and how they could match up against Team Melli in Qatar. Stay tuned for Part 2 as we have more guests on covering the other two opponents, England and USA!



Host Arya Allahverdi with panelists Sina Saemian & Markar Aghajanian (former Iran assistant coach under Carlos Queiroz at Brazil 2014 & Russia 2018) briefly analysed the Iran vs. Lebanon match, which ended 2 - 0 to Team Melli, goals by Sardar Azmoun & Alireza Jahanbakhsh. We also spoke about the female supporters who were not allowed (with force) in the Imam Reza Stadium in Mashhad and what the repercussions could be. Lastly, we analysed Iran's group at the 2022 FIFA World Cup with England, USA & one of Scotland, Wales or Ukraine. Markar gave us an insight into the preparation for the 2014 & 2018 World Cups and what Iran need to do in order to be ready for Group B in Qatar.

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