Persepolis 2 Al Hilal 2 (2-6 agg): Al Hilal Eliminates Perspolis to Reach Final[VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com – FourFourTwo)- Omar Kharbin followed up his first-leg hat-trick with two more goals to set up a final against either Urawa Red Diamonds or Shanghai SIPG. Al Hilal booked their place in the AFC Champions League final as Omar Kharbin scored twice in a 2-2 draw away to Persepolis that secured a 6-2 aggregate triumph.

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Iran hold off Mexico to make last eight (Video Highlights)

(IranSportsPress.com – FIFA.com)– Iran made it four wins from four matches at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 and qualified for the quarter-finals after fighting to make two early goals stand up against a game Mexican side. In just the seventh minute, Mohammad Sharifi converted a very confident penalty after Mohammad Ghaderi’s hard work

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Iran lands 34th in latest FIFA world rankings

(IranSportsPress.com – Mehrnews Agency) – Iran’s national football team has been placed in the 34th position in the world and 1st in Asia in the latest FIFA World Ranking. The FIFA World Ranking is a ranking system for men’s national teams in association football, currently led by Germany. The teams of the member nations of FIFA,

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Iran ready for Mexico challenge

(IranSportsPress.com- The Hindu) – High on confidence after a strong show in the group stage, Asian powerhouse Iran would look to keep their unbeaten run intact when they face Mexico in a pre-quarterfinal match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, in Margao on Tuesday. Iran have enjoyed a good run in this tournament, beating Guinea (3-1),

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World Cup host Russia draws 1-1 with Iran in friendly ( VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com- USA Today)-  Russia salvaged a 1-1 draw in the 2018 World Cup host’s friendly against Iran on Tuesday. The game was played at a pedestrian pace before Sardar Azmoun’s 57th-minute opening goal for Iran, scored on a quick counterattack off a pass by Mehdi Taremi. In response, the Russians took more risks and were

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Iran build towards World Cup with Togo triumph (Video Highlight)

(IranSportsPress – Fox Asia) – Iran’s preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup got underway in fine fashion on Thursday as they claimed a 2-0 friendly win over Togo at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran. Following a goalless first half, Karim Ansarifard broke the deadlock in the 51st minute when he made no mistake in finishing

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Iran’s success reflects the failures of Asian football

(IranSportsPress.com-The Economist)- The continent has struggled to develop more talented players, and suffers from a lack of competition It was the perfect conclusion to a flawless campaign. As the final whistle blew in Iran’s 2-0 victory against Uzbekistan on June 12th, the home side’s World Cup qualification record read: 16 matches played, not a single loss,

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