Sepahan loses to Naft in IPL, Esteghlal wins

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Iran Professional League (IPL) leader Sepahan lost to Naft 3-0 here on Tuesday. Naft Brazilian defender Leandro Padovani was on target in the 33rd minute. Just a minute before the halftime, Sepahan defender Hossein Moradmand was shown a straight red card by referee. Kamal Kamyabinia scored...

Carlos Manuel Appointed as Iran’s Sanat Naft Coach

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Carlos Manuel Correia dos Santos, known as Carlos Manuel, has been named as new head coach of the Iranian first division football team Sanat Naft on Monday. Carlos Manuel parted company with Guinea-Bissau in 2012. He will be assisted in the Abadan-based team by his three countrymen....

Iranian striker Ansarifard linked with CD Tenerife move

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Iranian striker Karim Ansarifard has been linked with a move to Spanish second division side CD Tenerife, according Iranian Students News Agency on Sunday.   Earlier this month, he was also linked with a move to an unnamed Russian club. The 24-year old striker, who has...

20-man squad announced for 2014 Asian Games

Persianfootball.com – TEHRAN, Nelo Vingada has named his 20-men Team Omid squad for the upcoming 2014 Asian Games which will be held in Incheon, South Korea from 19 September to 4 October. The players are all from Iran’s domestic league and include 3 Goalkeepers, 5 Defenders, 9 Midfielders and 3...

Tehran’s Reds sign Michael Umana

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Persepolis football club announced the signing of Costa Rican defender Michael Umana on Sunday. Umana has joined Persepolis on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee. He will wear the No 4 shirt at Persepolis. “I am happy to join Persepolis and I am happy too to...

Vahid Hashemian returns to Bayern Munich

ISNA – TEHRAN, Team Melli’s former star is spending these days alongside Bayern Munich. According to ISNA and the online magazine World and Sports, Hashemian, who is currently participating in the DFB’s Pro license courses, must intern and work alongside a Bundesliga club. Hashemian will be completing this part of...

Costa Rican defender on the verge of joining Persepolis

Tehran Times – TEHRAN, Costa Rican defender Michael Umaña is expected to complete his move to Persepolis FC after successfully passing a medical test on Sunday. Persepolis are keen to bring a successor to Jalal Hosseini who left the red giants in the summer to join Qatari club Al Ahli....

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