Esteghlal set to make history in ACL

TEHRAN – Iran’s Esteghlal is going to make history in second leg game of the Asian Champions League (ACL) semifinals against FC Seoul in Tehran on Wednesday. The Iranian outfit lost 2-0 at Seoul in the first leg. The situation is retrievable at the 90,000 capacity Azadi Stadium in Tehran but Esteghlal will be without

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Mojtaba Jabbari joins Qatar’s Al Ahli

Qatar football club Al Ahli signed Iranian international midfielder Mojtaba Jabbari on Monday on a deal until the end of the season. Wantaway Sepahan midfielder replaced Ferydoon Zandi in Qatari club. Zandi suffered a horrific broken leg on Saturday during a match against Meather in Qatar Stars League. Jabbari made a shock move from Esteghlal

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Ferydoon Zandi undergoes surgery

Qatari Al Ahli football club confirmed that Ferydoon Zandi had an operation on his left leg on Sunday. Al Ahli midfielder Zandi broke his leg on Saturday during a match against Meather in Qatar Stars League. The former Kaiserslautern midfielder went down in obvious pain. The players immediately indicated the severity of the injury and

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Iran beats Kuwait in Asian Volleyball Championship

Julio Velasco’s men has already defeated Kazakhstan in Pool C. Iran will face Iraq on Tuesday in Pool K. The 2013 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship got underway in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates from September 28 to October 6. A total of 21 teams are divided into eight groups.

Ferydoon Zandi suffers a horrific leg break

Al Ahli midfielder Zandi broke his leg on Saturday during a match against Meather in Qatar Stars League. The former Kaiserslautern midfielder went down in obvious pain. The players immediately indicated the severity of the injury and Zandi was eventually carried off on a stretcher.

Sichuan signs Hamed Haddadi

Haddadi, 28, drew interest from the Knicks this summer, though the team ultimately decided to sign Cole Aldrich rather than Haddadi. The Iranian big man was said earlier this month to be weighing offers from NBA teams and Chinese clubs. By heading overseas, Haddadi figures to have more financial security — he’ll earn about $1.3

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Iran 8th in Beach Soccer World Cup

Russia claimed the title of the 2013 Beach Soccer World Cup, pummeling Spain 5-1 in the final match. Brazil defeated Tahiti in the bronze medal match. Iran defeated Senegal in group stage but lost to Brazil and Ukraine. The Iranian outfit advanced by the slenderest of margins in a three-way head-to-head after they finished on

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