Brazilian keeper Nilson surplus to requirements at Persepolis

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Persepolis Brazilian goalkeeper is set to be axed by the Iranian popular football team. Persepolis coach Hamid Derakhshan no longer considers the Brazilian goalie part of his plans. Nilson Corrêa Júnior, simply known as Nilson, joined Persepolis in July 2012. The 39-year-old goalkeeper helped Persepolis finish second...

Reza Haghighi joins Iran’s Padideh

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Iranian midfielder Reza Haghighi joined Padideh of Mashhad until the end of the season. The 25-year-old midfielder left Persepolis by mutual consent on Saturday. Haghighi joined Persepolis in 2012 from Fajr Sepasi of Shiraz. He made 61 appearances for Persepolis and scored three times. Reza Haghighi was...

German Helmke close to Iran’s Esteghlal deal

Tasnim – TEHRAN, German midfielder Hendrik Frank Helmke will likely join Iran’s popular football team, Esteghlal, within a few days. The 27-year-old midfielder started his professional career with VfL Maschen. Helmke has also played in German clubs Lüneburger SK and VfB Lübeck, Malaysian Sabah FA, and Finland’s FF Jaro. After...

Pejman Montazeri ruled out of Iran’s Asian Cup

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Iranian defender Pejman Montazeri will miss the Asian Cup due to an injury he suffered in the Qatar Stars League. It was unsure if he would recover in time to make the squad, however FFIRI confirmed he would not return in time to participate in the...

Carlos Queiroz views Qatar, UAE as group D favorites

Tasnim – TEHRAN,  Iranian national football team coach Carlos Queiroz said Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) football teams have more chance of being in the quarter-final of the AFC Asian Cup. “I think Qatar and the UAE are more well-prepared than us and they will more likely advance...

Update: Iran announce preliminary Asian Cup squad

* This article was updated according to the latest confirmed information from the Iranian football federation (IFF). Persianfootball.com – TEHRAN, Iran boss Carlos Queiroz named a 21-man-squad for the AFC Asian Cup in Australia next month, with two slots being held open. There is still some confusion about Pejman Montazeri’s...

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