Ali Karimi Calls Time on His Career

Former Iran national team and Persepolis midfielder Ali Karimi announced his retirement from football on Sunday. “The fans will always stay in my heart. I thank them for their support and I have to say I enjoy that. I am not sad because I could not bid farewell in my favorite team Persepolis because it’s

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FIVB President Is Proud Of Iran

( | – FIVB President, Ary Graca, has these words for Coach Velasco’s squad: “Iran played very admirably in the World League. With legendary coach Julio Velasco in charge, Iran made an outstanding debut in the FIVB’s premier annual men’s event. Iran seems to be heading in the right direction and is seriously becoming

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US, Brazil Reach FIVB Volleyball World League Final

( | Tasnim – US and Brazil national volleyball teams advanced to the final match of the 2014 FIVB World League on Saturday. US defeated Iran 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-16) in the first semi-final at the Nelson Mandela Hall in Florence, Italy. Iran captain Saeid Marouf was happy with Iran’s performance despite the result. “This

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Iran drawn with Russia, Poland and the U.S. in 2015 FIVB World League

( | Tehran Times – Iranian national volleyball team has been drawn with Russia, the US and Poland in the 2015 FIVB Volleyball World League. The 2015 FIVB Volleyball World League competition formula was confirmed at the World League Council meeting in Florence, Italy on Friday, where the Group 1 Finals are taking place through

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Carlos Queiroz agrees new contract to stay at Iran until 2018

( | Tehran Times – 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 about the contract

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Jalal Hosseini joins Al Ahli of Qatar

( | Tehran Times – 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 few days to undergo

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Iran’s Saman Veisi Misses FIBA Asian Cup Final

( | Tasnim - Iran’s guard Saman Veisi will miss the final match of the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup on Saturday. The 31-year-old player underwent an MRI scan after getting hurt in the match against Jordan in quarter-final. Veisi also missed the Philippines match in the semi-final on Friday, where the reigning champion Iran defeated its

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Iran Beaten by Taipei Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran lost to host Chinese Taipei in its opening game of the 17th Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship on Thursday. Chinese Taipei defeated Iran in straight sets (25-11,25-13, 25-15) at the Taipei University Gymnasium. Iran will face Sri Lanka in the next match on Friday. The 15 teams are divided into four

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Iran’s Persepolis Beats Azerbaijani Sumqayit in Friendly

( | Tasnim – The Iranian popular football team, Persepolis, defeated Azerbaijan’s Sumqayit in a friendly match on Thursday. In the match held at the Persepolis training camp in Turkey, the Iranian team beat Azerbaijan’s premier league team 3-2. Mohammad Abbaszadeh (twice) and Mehdi Taromi scored for Persepolis in the friendly. Persepolis will play Dinamo

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