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]

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...

Zlatko Kranjcar takes charge of Iran Olympic football team

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Zlatko Kranjcar has been named as the new head coach of Iran Olympic football team on Wednesday. The 58-year-old Croat replaced Nelo Vingada at the helm. The Iranian Football Federation (IFF) parted company with Nelo Vingada as Iran Olympic head coach in early September. The Portuguese...

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