Persepolis Defeats Rah Ahan in IPL

( | Tasnim) – Persepolis football team beat Rah Ahan 2-1 in the Iranian Professional League(IPL) on Thursday. It was newly-appointed Hamid Derakhshan’s first victory. Ex-Persepolis midfielder replaced Ali Daei last week. Mohammad Abbaszadeh was on target in the 18th minute and captain Mohammad Nouri extended the lead in the 27th minute. Mojtaba Shiri pulled

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Our top goal is to qualify for 2018 World Cup, says Queiroz after signing new contract

( | Tehran Times) – Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz has finally signed a new four-year contract with Iran Football Federation (IFF) that will see him remain in charge of Team Melli until the 2018 World Cup. “First of all I would like to thank Iranian fans, players and football federation that put trust in me to

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Iran's Omid Haji Noroozi reacts after defeating Georgia's Revaz Lashkhi on the final of the Men's 60Kg Greco-Roman wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Iran Greco-Roman wrestling team returns to country

TEHRAN – Iran’s Greco-Roman wrestling team returned to Tehran after winning the world championship for the first time. Iran won team title with 42 points from one gold medal, a silver and two bronze in the competitions held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Hamid Sourian, who had already won five gold medals in the world championships, claimed

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Haddadi reaches agreement with Chinese Qingdao Double Star

( | Tehran Times) – Iran’s basketball star Hamed Haddadi has reached an agreement with Qingdao Double Star to join the Chinese team. Yesterday the team decided to make the last offer, a huge one, to convince Haddadi to sign in China for the second consecutive year, an offer “take it or leave it”. Haddadi, according

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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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