Ebrahimzadeh Sacked as Iran’s Paykan Coach

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Media reports suggest that Mansour Ebrahimzadeh has been sacked by Paykan football club. Ebrahimzadeh, who replaced Farhad Kazemi in June, has already coached Zob Ahan of Isfahan, Naft and Rah Ahan of Tehran. According to the reports, Paykan has negotiated with Zlatko Kranjcar but the Croat has...

Ali Daei among AFC Inductees in Hall of Fame

Tasnim – Kuala Lumpur, Ex-Iran and Persepolis striker Ali Daei has been inducted into the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Hall of Fame. Former Bayern Munich striker Daei played 149 times for Team Melli and scored 109 goals for his country. The initial Hall of Fame inductee list includes the likes...

AFC 60th Anniversary: Ali Karimi, A True Asian Icon

AFC – TEHRAN, The charismatic Karimi will undoubtedly go down as one of Iran’s greatest footballers who, on his day, could dazzle Iranian and Asian football fans with his silky passing, unbelievable imagination and light feet as he orchestrated attacks for club and country. Standing proudly alongside other Iranian football...

AFC Asian Cup player in focus : Iran’s Sardar Azmoun

AFC – TEHRAN, With a shock of dark black hair, boyish good looks and quick feet, Sardar Azmoun has quickly become known as the ‘Iranian Messi’. However, it wasn’t a straightforward path to professional football for Azmoun, who played volleyball with the Iranian national team as a teenager. After signing...

Coaches’ reactions to Tehran derby

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Persepolis coach Hamid Derakhshan said that his team deserved to win against Esteghlal. Persepolis defeated its arch-rival Esteghlal 2-1 on Sunday in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium. “I respect Esteghlal but I have to say we deserved to win the match. Persepolis deserved to win since we had lots...

Persepolis Defeats Esteghlal in Tehran Derby [VIDEO+PHOTOS]

Tasnim – TEHRAN,  Persepolis of Tehran football team defeated its arch-rival Esteghlal in the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Sunday. The Reds beat Esteghlal 2-1 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium. Sajjad Shahbazzadeh gave Esteghlal the lead just before the interval. In the second half, Persepolis possessed and dominated the field until...

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