Host Samson Tamijani with panelists Sina Saemian, Arya Allahverdi & Daniel Kayal discuss and preview the first Group B match for Iran at the 2022 FIFA World Cup against England on November 21st at the Khalifa International Stadium (see times below). We also discussed the controversies surrounding the team in the past few days in the lead up to Qatar 2022 with the Team Melli players meeting the country's president, comments Carlos Queiroz made in his first press conference in Doha and the players posing for their official World Cup photographs.
The episode will feature some questions Arya asked Carlos Queiroz in Vienna before the Uruguay friendly and we spoke with senior writer at ESPN, Mark Ogden, who gave his thoughts on the match and what we can expect from the England national team.
Ranking: Iran (20), England (5)
Time: 4:30 PM (Tehran), 1:00 PM (London), 2:00 PM (Berlin), 8:00 AM (New York), 5:00 AM (Los Angeles), 4:00 PM (Doha)
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Host: Samson Tamijani
Panel: Sina Saemian, Arya Allahverdi, Daniel Kayal
Guest: Mark Ogden
Editor: Samson Tamijani
Graphic: Mahdi Javanbakhsh
Intro Music: TENDER @tenderofficialmusic
Outro Music: K!DMO @kidmo.foreal
Sina Saemian— @Sinaa_sa
Passion for Iranian football from Esteghlal to Team Melli and everything in between. Freelance writer, heard on BBC Radio 5 Live and seen on BBC Persian.
Country of residence: England
Arya Allahverdi— @Arya_Allahverdi
Team Melli fanatic, born in Glasgow, Scotland. UEFA B Licence Coach with an Honours Degree in Sports Coaching.
Country of residence: Scotland
Samson Tamijani— @713Samson
Podcast and article editor. TV news reporter, native of Houston. University of Arkansas Journalism School alumnus. Former ESPN Houston intern.
Country of residence: U.S.A.
Daniel Kayal— @KayalDaniel
Football crazy. Follows Team Melli and it's legionnaires closely. Management Consultant and Deputy Mayor of Saint-Prix. Joined Gol Bezan in 2021 as a podcast panelist.
Country of residence: France