Ali Karimi hangs his boots

Persianfootball.com – TEHRAN, Ali Karimi the Iranian superstar announced his retirement from football at age 36, while having several offers from Iran’s premier league clubs. In a farewell note he said “It is always sad and a hard task to separate from the love that holds the fabric of your...

Jalal Hosseini joins Al Ahli of Qatar

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Iran international defender Jalal Hosseini joined Al Alhli of Qatar after not reaching an agreement with Persepolis board on a contract extension. Former Persepolis captain will team up with compatriot Mojtaba Jabbari in Al Ahli. The 32-year old defender will fly to Doha within the next...

Iraqi international midfilder Abdul-Zahra joins Tractor Sazi

Tasnim – TABRIZ, Alaa Abdul-Zahra Khashen Al-Azzawi, nicknamed ‘the Kaká of Iraq’, joined Tractor Sazi of Iran from Duhok on Sunday. The Iraqi attacking midfielder has joined the Iranian football team on a one-year contract for an undisclosed fee. Abdul-Zahra has also played in Qatari clubs Al Kharaitiyat and Al-Wakrah....

Carlos Queiroz agrees new contract to stay with Iran until 2018

TehranTimes, TEHRAN – The Iranian Football Federation (IFF) has agreed to extend Carlos Queiroz’s contract until the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In a session held at the Iran Football Federation headquarters on Friday, two parties agreed to finalize the contract on August 1. “We have to negotiate...

Iran no longer top of Asia in FIFA ranking

Persianfootball.com – ZURICH, The latest FIFA World ranking released today shows Team Melli at 49 trailing Japan who is now the highest ranked AFC member. Top 5 are now Germany, Argentina, Netherlands, Colombia and Belgium. In AFC zone, trailing Japan and Iran are Uzbekistan (52), South Korea (56), Jordan (57),...

Khalatbari returns to Sepahan

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Persepolis striker Mohammad Reza Khalatbari signed a two-year contract with Sepahan for an undisclosed fee on Tuesday. The 31-year old striker parted company with Persepolis due to a financial disagreement and decided to return to the Isfahan-based club. Khalatbari spent the 2012-13 season at Sepahan and...

Iran Professional League 2014-15 Fixture Schedule Announced

Tasnim – TEHRAN, The fixtures for the new Iran Professional League (IPL) 2014-15 season have been released late Monday. Title holder Foolad of Khuzestan will start the season with Tractor Sazi of Tabriz in an away game. IPL runner-up Persepolis will kick off the competitions with a home game against...

Iran to finalize Queiroz’s deal on Thursday, official says

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Head of the Iranian Football Federation (IFF) Ali Kaffashian said that Carlos Queiroz will extend his contract on Thursday. Queiroz’s contract expired after the 2014 FIFA World Cup but the Iranian federation has shown interest to keep the Portuguese coach until the 2015 AFC Asian Cup....

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