Much at stake, when Iran take on Iraq in Asian Cup

Persianfootball.com – DUBAI, When Iran and Iraq will meet in the group D showdown on Wednesday evening, there is a lot at stake for either side, despite both already having certainly qualified from the group stage. Both sides have collected the maximum points from their first two games, but Iran...
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Katanec says Iraq to play better soccer against Iran

Xinhua – DUBAI, Iraqi national soccer team coach Srecko Katanec said that his boys will play a better game against stronger teams like Iran in the ongoing 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Persian Football reported. “You can’t compare the match we had with Vietnam and Yemen with the match (we are...
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Ravshan Irmatov to take charge of Iran, Iraq match

Tehran Times – DUBAI, Uzbek referee Ravshan Irmatov will officiate the match between Iran and Iraq in Group D of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. The match has been scheduled for Wednesday at the Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, the UAE. An international official since 2003, the 42-year-old ref has officiated...
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Esteghlal to Play Neftchi Baku in Antalya

Tasnim – TEHRAN, Iran’s Esteghlal football team will reportedly play a friendly match with Neftchi Baku in its training camp in Antalya, Turkey. Neftchi, who is Azerbaijan Premier League leader, is also holding a camp in Antalya. The exact time of the match has not been yet revealed. Esteghlal arch...
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Persepolis beats Belgium’s KAS Eupen in friendly

Tasnim – DOHA, Iranian football giant Persepolis defeated Belgium First Division A KAS Eupen 2-1 in a friendly match on Sunday. In the match, held at the Aspire Academy complex in Doha, Qatar, Saeid Karimi and Mohammad Amin Asadi scored for the Reds in the 85th and 90th minutes respectively. Al Sadd...
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Iran not comparable to Vietnam, Yemen: Srecko Katanec

Tasnim – AL AIN, The Iraqi national football team’s coach Srecko Katanec says that Iran is not comparable to Vietnam and Yemen football teams. Iraq will play Iran in its final Group D tie on Wednesday and the Slovenian coach said his team tends to play better football against stronger...
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IPL: Georges Leekens named Tractor Sazi coach

Tehran Times – TABRIZ, Belgian Georges Leekens has been named as new head coach of Iranian top-flight football club Tractor Sazi on Sunday. The 69-year-old coach replaced Welshman John Toshack in the Tabriz based football team. Leekens has most recently coached Tunisian football club Étoile du Sahel. The Belgian started...
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