( | the-afc)- Abolfazl Alaii’s 80th minute header ensured Iranian champions Esteghlal Khouzestan took all three points in the 2017 AFC Champions League opener after their 1-0 Group B win over Saudi Arabia’s Al Fateh on Monday at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. The continental debutants from Ahvaz were on top for much of the tie

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( | the-afc)- Makhete Diop’s 89th minute header secured all three points for United Arab Emirates powehourse Al Ahli as the 2015 AFC Champions League finalists handed Esteghlal from the Islamic Republic of Iran an agonizing 2-1 defeat in their opening meeting in Group A of the 2017 campaign on Monday. Omid Ebrahimi looked to have earned

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AFC Champions League | Group D- Meet the teams: Persepolis Tehran

( | the-afc)- Iran giants Persepolis narrowly missed winning the 2015-16 Iran Pro League title when they were pipped to the post on goal difference by Esteghlal Khouzestan. However, their second-place finish ensured a return to the continental stage after missing out last year. Two years ago the Tehran-based club equaled their best ever performance

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AFC Champions League | Group B- Meet the teams: Esteghlal Khuzestan

( | the-afc)- Esteghlal Khouzestan will make their maiden appearance in the AFC Champions League after claiming the Iran Pro League title – by virtue of goal difference from Persepolis – for the first time in 2016. The side finished in the lower reaches of Iran’s top-flight in 2014 and 2015, surviving a relegation play-off in

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AFC Champions League | Group A- Meet the teams: Esteghlal Tehran

( | the-afc)-  Iran giants Esteghlal return to the continental stage following a three-year hiatus after overcoming Qatar’s Al Sadd on penalties in the Play-offs in the battle of the two-time Asian club champions. Esteghlal are Iran’s most successful side on the continent, having been crowned Asian champions in 1970 and 1991. However, their best performance

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Kyle Snyder

Kyle Snyder: Iran’s World Cup competition better than Rio Olympics

( Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder says that the 2017 Freestyle World Cup has been the best tournament he has ever participated in. USA Wrestling Team finished in second place after suffering a 5-3 defeat to Iran in Kermanshah on Friday. Snyder beat Amir Mohammadi 6-0 at 96kg category. Snyder said his mother had been a

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Iran claims 2017 Freestyle World Cup

( Iranian national freestyle wrestling team won the 2017 Freestyle World Cup for sixth time in a row on Friday. The Iranian team defeated strong USA Wrestling Team 5-3 in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah in front of vibrant spectators. Iran has already defeated Turkey, Mongolia and India in group action. Azerbaijan won the

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Iran beats Italy in final and wins Persian Beach Soccer Cup

( Iran claimed the title of first edition of Persian Beach Soccer Cup on Thursday. Team Melli earned its third successive victory in the tournament defeating Italy 4-3. Mohammad Ahmadzadeh (two goals), Mohammadali Mokhtari and Mostafa Kiani scored for Iran. The Persians started the tournament with a 3-1 victory against Poland and then defeated Ukraine

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2017 Free-Style World Cup: Iran, Azerbaijan, crush Turkey, Russia

( In the first round of Free Style World Cup in Kermanshah, Iran and Azerbaijan have crushed Turkey and Russia, respectively to take the first blood. Iran’s western provincial center of Kermanshah hosts Free Style World Cup 2017 where in two groups, world’s dominant national squads compete in direct matches. In the first date, Iran won

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