Tractor Sazi defeat champions Foolad on PGL opening day

Persianfootball.com – TEHRAN, Cup winners Tractor Sazi Tabriz defeated reigning league champions Foolad Khuzestan 2-1 in the 2014/15 Persian Gulf League opener on Thursday. Tractor took the lead in first half of what could well have been an Iranian Super Cup final through 23-year-old striker Saman Nariman Jahan, who had...

Afshin Ghotbi Fired as Shimizu S-Pulse Coach

Tasnim – SHIMIZU, Afshin Ghotbi has been fired by Shimizu S-Pulse following the poor results at the J-League’s first half of the season. Former Japan international Katsumi Oenoki has been appointed as Shimizu S-Pulse coach a day after Ghotbi was fired, the J.League first-division club announced. Shimizu is currently languishing...

Nekounam to be presented by Osasuna on Monday

Persianfootball.com – PAMPLONA, Iran’s national team captain Javad Nekounam’s second spell at CA Osasuna will be officially announced on Monday, reports from Spain suggest. Nekounam was supposed to travel to Pamplona on Tuesday and be presented on Wednesday, but visa issues delayed the 33-year-old’s arrival and so the official presenation...

Iran-South Korea friendly match set for November 18

Tasnim – TEHRAN, South Korea Football Association said its national team’s friendly encounter with Iranian national football team will be held on November 18 in Tehran, ahead of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. The friendly match had earlier been announced by Iran’s Football Federation without mentioning the exact date and...

Ashkan Dejagah: Iran winger leaves Fulham for Al-Arabi

BBC – DOHA, Championship club Fulham have sold Iran international Ashkan Dejagah to Qatari side Al-Arabi for an undisclosed fee. The 28-year-old winger joined the Whites from Wolfsburg in summer 2012 and made 49 appearances during his time at Craven Cottage, scoring six goals. “Having spoken with Ashkan, we decided...

Iranian Teenager Nasseri Joins Birmingham

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Birmingham City football club has signed Iranian promising teenager Navid Nasseri on Monday. The attacking midfielder, who turned 18 on Saturday, joined the English club on a one-year contract with a 12-month option and will primarily be a part of Blues’ under-21 development squad, Birmingham Mail reported....

Iran to play South Korea in friendly

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Iranian national football team will play South Korea in a friendly ahead of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. Iran and South Korean football federations have reached an agreement to play a friendly in Tehran but the exact date of the match has yet to be announced. Iran...

Queiroz to extend contract on August 20, IFF chief says

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Head of Iran Football Federation (IFF) Ali Kaffashian said that Carlos Queiroz will pen a contract extension with Team Melli on August 20. Queiroz has already reached an agreement with the Iranian federation but has not extended his contract so far. The Portuguese was also a candidate...

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