Iran’s Alireza Faghani named as Asian Cup final referee

Tasnim – MELBOURNE, Iran’s top referee Alireza Faghani will take charge of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup final on Saturday. The 36-year-old referee will be assisted by his compatriots Reza Sokhandan and Mohammad Reza Abolfazli in the match which will be held at the Stadium Australia. The Iranian trio has...

UAE to be named host of 2019 AFC Asian Cup: report

Tasnim – ABU DHABI, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will reportedly be named as host for the 2019 Asian Cup. An official announcement is not due until March but sources close to the UAE FA have told Sport360° they believe their bid will be successful. The UAE has several tournament-ready...

Carlos Queiroz to stay in Iran

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Carlos Queiroz is going to stay as Iran football coach until the end of the 2018 World Cup. Team Iran failed to advance to the 2015 Asian Cup semi-final under tutelage of the Portuguese coach, being beaten by Iraq 7-6 on penalties. “First of all, I...

Iran’s Esteghlal Parts Company with Hendrik Helmke

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Esteghlal football team has parted company with Hendrik Frank Helmke by mutual consent on Wednesday. The 27-year-old German suffered a knee injury in the friendly match against Naft Abadan and is facing at least six weeks on the sidelines. He joined Esteghlal in late December for the...

Fans’ satisfaction shows we did well, says Jahanbakhsh

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Iranian winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh believes that Team Iran has done well in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup despite loss against Iraq on penalties. Iran advanced to the quarter-final stage with three successive wins against Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE respectively. “We have done our best but...

Esteghlal’s Helmke Sidelined for Six Weeks

Tasnim News – TEHRAN, Esteghlal midfielder Hendrik Frank Helmke is set for at least six weeks on the sidelines with a foot injury. The 27-year-old German joined Esteghlal in late December for the 13 remaining games in the Iranian Professional League (IPL) for an undisclosed fee. Helmke has not played...

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