Olympic weightlifter auctions his gold medal for Iran quake victims

(IranSportsPress.com-CNN)- Iran’s Olympic weightlifting champion Kianoush Rostami has put his gold medal up for auction to raise money for the victims of Sunday’s earthquake which left at least 452 people dead in Iran and Iraq. The 7.3-magnitude quake that struck in the remote border area between Iran and Iraq late Sunday left thousands of people injured hundreds

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Iran’s Mehdi Mahdavikia invited to attend 2018 World Cup draw

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Former Iranian national football team’s player Mehdi Mahdavikia has received an invitation from the International Federation of Football (FIFA) to attend the 2018 World Cup draw ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the Kremlin Palace Ballroom in Moscow on Dec. 1. This invitation came in recognition of the great role played by Mahdavikia

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Iran beats Venezuela in a friendly match in Netherlands [VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com – FinancialTribune)- In a friendly match in the Netherlands on Monday Iran national soccer team defeated Venezuela 1-0. Team Melli, which is preparing for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, won against the South Americans with an only goal on the 57th minute scored by Alireza Jahanbakhsh who found the back of the net from

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Iran captain Dejagah linked with Sydney FC: Report

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iran national football team captain Ashkan Dejagah has been linked with a move to Australian top-flight team Sydney FC, according to media reports. Dejagah is without a team after parting company with Wolfsburg in June. The Iranian media reports suggest that the 31-year-old player has reached an agreement with the Australian team. The free

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Dario Gomez happy with Panama performance against Iran

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Panama football team’s coach Hernan Dario Gomez is satisfied with his team’s performance against Iran. The Central American team lost to Iran 2-1 in a friendly match held in Graz, Austria Thursday night. Dario Gomez was unable to have eight of his habitual players between injuries and club commitments. “Regardless of the result, I

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Ex-Iran striker Akbar Eftekhari passes away at the age of 73

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Former Iran national football team striker Akbar Eftekhari passed away on Thursday after a long battle with disease. Eftekhari died at the age of 73 in Tehran’s Ebne Sina Hospital. Eftekhari stated his professional playing career at Iranian football club Daraei in 1962 and played at the Tehran-based club for six years before joining Taj

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ASIAN ICONS: ALI KARIMI

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Around the turn of the millennium, Islamic Republic of Iran fans witnessed a special time in their country’s footballing history as a number of talented players made their breakthroughs. It can be argued that none of them retains the kind of recognition and fame that Ali Karimi has. With magical dribbling skills and a knack

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Ghoddos’ transfer fee reaches $6m

(IranSportsPress.com-FiancialTribune)- Queens Park Rangers Football Club in west London has been heavily reported with an interest in Iranian striker Saman Ghoddos but may not been able to afford him. The 24-year-old was born in Malmo, Sweden, but has Iranian parents. He has scored 18 goals in 50 league games in Sweden over the past year and

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