Khaled Shafiei joins FC Seoul

Tehran Times – SEOUL, Khaled Shafiei became the first Iranian to appear in the K-League Classic after signing a deal with FC Seoul. The 30-year-old defender has joined the K-League Classic side from Tractor Sazi. Shafiei, 29, joined Fajr Sepasi in 2010 after spending the previous season in Kowsar. He...
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Five of the biggest Asian transfers: Ali Daei

AFC – KUALA LUMPUR, With another off-season in Europe likely to see more movers and shakers – and several Asians set to head west – the-AFC.com looks back at five of the biggest signings involving Asian players. Ali Daei (Arminia Bielefeld to Bayern Munich) Four goals in a 6-2 quarter-final...
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Ramin Rezaeian linked with Fortuna Dusseldorf: Report

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Iranian international winger Ramin Rezaeian has been linked with a move to Fortuna Dusseldorf. The German second tier football team has shown interest in signing the player, local media reports. The 27-year-old player is without a team after parting ways with Iranian giant Persepolis. Belgian clubs Brugge...
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Soroush Rafiei officially joins Qatar’s Al-Khor

Tasnim – KHOR, Free agent Soroush Rafiei has joined Qatari football club Al-Khor on Saturday. The 27-year-old attacking midfielder has signed a one-year contract with Al-Khor for an undisclosed fee. He will wear the No.7 shirt in the club. Rafiei joined Iranian Persepolis football team in January on a six-month...
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Carlos Queiroz: The Adopted Son of Iran

The Sportsman – TEHRAN, Carlos Queiroz has become a treasure in Iran, and after making history with the international team he wants a reoccurrence next year to ensure Team Melli don’t go to Russia as tourists. On June 12, Iran qualified for the World Cup — the first time they’ll...
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Ehsan Haji Safi reaches agreement with Panionios

Tehran Times – ATHENS, Sepahan midfielder Ehsan Haji Safi has reportedly reached an agreement with Greek football club FC Panionios. According to reports in the local media, Haji Safi, who played for FSV Frankfurt last year, is going to continue his football in a European league once again. Haji Safi...
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Hamid Estili candidate for Naft Tehran job

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Ex-Iran midfielder Hamid Estili has been nominated to take charge of Naft Tehran. Estili is mostly remembered for his memorable goal and goal celebration against the U.S. at the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He has already coached Steel Azin, Persepolis and Rah Ahan football teams. Former...
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