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...

Where’s Iranian football heading?

NOTBOTTOMLINE – TEHRAN, Iran’s national team, or Team Melli as it is widely known, held its own at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and probably gained a few more neutral fans after their performance against Argentina. Despite going out at the group stage with a solitary point, there were...

Tehran ‘friendly’ spices up South Korea-Iran rivalry

Reuters – SEOUL,  If South Korea and Iran thought Tuesday’s friendly international in Tehran would take the sting out of their increasingly acrimonious rivalry, they were vastly mistaken. The hosts’ controversial 1-0 win at the Azadi Stadium ended with players, coaches and officials having to be pulled apart by cooler...

Ex-Iran striker Mazloumi dies at age 64

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Former Iran striker Gholamhossein Mazloumi died on Wednesday of stomach cancer at the age of 64. Mazloumi died in Tehran’s Valiasr Hospital after two-year battle with cancer. Mazloumi made 48 appearances for the Iranian football team from 1969 to 1977 and scored 37 goals. The striker was...

Iran football federation reaches agreement with Kranjcar

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Zlatko Kranjcar has reached an agreement with the Iranian Football Federation (IFF) on Wednesday to take charge the country’s Olympic football team. Former Montenegro coach replaced Portuguese coach Nelo Vingada, who was dismissed from his role on November 8. Under tutelage of Vingada, the Iranian Olympic football...

Jahanbazi to referee Tehran derby

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Yadollah Jahanbazi has been named as the referee of the 79th derby of Tehran which will be held at the Azadi Stadium on Sunday. The 41-year-old referee will be assisted by Mohammadreza Abolfazli and Hassan Zahiri and Touraj Haghverdi will be fourth official. Esteghlal and Persepolis have...

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