Park Ji-sung tells S. Korean footballers to overcome World Cup qualifying pressure

(IranSportsPress.com-Yonhab News Agency)- South Korean football icon Park Ji-sung said Thursday that the national team players should overcome World Cup qualifying pressure to earn good results in upcoming matches. South Korea, led by head coach Shin Tae-yong, will host Iran on Aug. 31 and take on Uzbekistan five days later on the road in their

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FIBA Asia Cup: Iran knock out hosts Lebanon to advance to Semi-Finals [VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com-FIBA)- Iran will advance to play Korea in the FIBA Asia Cup Semi-Finals after an 80-70 victory over Lebanon in their Quarter-Final on Wednesday evening. Hamed Haddadi had a monster 20-point, 20-rebound double double; the first 20-20 game of the tournament, Sajjad Mashayekhi had a number of key plays, and Mohammad Jamshidi had 24 points whilst

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AFC Champions League QF – Head To Head: Mehdi vs Omar Al Soma [VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Arguably the toughest to call of the AFC Champions League quarter-finals is the clash between Persepolis and Al Ahli, who will both be hoping their inspirational strikers can prove the difference.  Ten goals between them on the continent means Mehdi Taremi and Omar Al Soma go into the tie with the weight of expectation

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Iran’s Karim Ansarifard set to return to Panionios: Report

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)-Olympiacos striker Karim Ansarifard could be set for a return to Panionios, Greek site SDNA reported. The 27-year-old Iranian joined Olympiacos from Panionios back in January and made some solid performances with their shirt at the domestic competitions and Europa League during the second part of 2016-17 season. He started his playing career at Iran’s

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Iran advance to FIBA Asia Cup quarter-final

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iran beat Jordan 83-71 in the battle of the two undefeated teams in Group A of the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup on Sunday. Another near triple-double from Hamed Hadadi (17 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists), and Behnam Yakhchali’s 20-point, 10-rebound double-double proved to be enough for Iran, who finish atop of Group A at 3-0.

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Iran beats South Korea, China and Kazakhstan and book ticket for 2018 World Championships

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iran, the only Asian team competing in the FIVB World League Group 1 this season, qualified for the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships. On Sunday, the Iranian team eased past Kazakhstan 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-16) in Pool A at the 6,000-seater Rezazadeh Stadium. Iran have already defeated South Korea and China in the five-day tournament.

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PODCAST: Interview with Iranian International and AZ Alkmaar winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh

(IranSportsPress.com-Gol Bezan)- Alireza Jahanbakhsh is an Iranian professional footballer who plays for Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar and the Iranian national team as a right and left winger. He represented Iran at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. Jahanbakhsh also represented Iran at the U20 and U23 levels. In 2014 Jahanbakhsh was

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IPL Week 3rd: Persepolis sinks Naft Tehran, Esteghlal edges past Tractor Sazi [VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Persepolis  football team defeated Naft Tehran 3-0 in the Iran Professional League (IPL) Week 3 on Thursday. It was Persepolis’s third victory in a row in the season after the Reds defeated Foolad and Tractor Sazi. Mehdi Taremi opened the scoring in the 46th minute in Tehran’s Takhti Stadium. Farshad Ahmadzadeh extended the lead in

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