Tractor Sazi seeks another win against Al Hilal: coach

(IranSportsPress.com | Xinhua) – Iran’s Tractor Sazi of Tabriz soccer team is determined to secure another win against Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal in Group C of the AFC Champions League, Tasnim news agency quoted the team’s head coach as saying on Tuesday. Tractor Sazi head coach Amir Ghalenoei said that despite having already qualified for

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Three Big Events ahead of Iran Volleyball, Coach Kovac Says

(IranSportsPress.com | Tasnim) – Iranian national volleyball team coach Slobodan Kovac said that they will take serious three upcoming big events. Iran is preparing for the 2015 FIVB Volleyball World League, 2015 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship and FIVB Volleyball World Cup. Asked Kovac if Iran will consider the FIVB World League as the warm-up competitions

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Branko Ivankovic takes charge of Persepolis

(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes) – Former Iran coach Branko Ivankovic was named as new head coach of Persepolis football team on Monday. Ivankovic replaced Hamid Derakhshan who stepped down as his role on Sunday following poor results. AFC Champions League Group A leader Persepolis will host the Saudi Arabia’s Al Nasr on Wednesday in Tehran’s Azadi

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Queiroz steps down as Iran boss

(IranSportsPress.com | FIFA) – Carlos Queiroz has stepped down as Iran coach after the side’s 3-1 loss to Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday night. The former Real Madrid and Portugal boss chose to make their friendlies against Austria and Sweden this week his final matches in charge. “After four years of work with the

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Iran’s Javad Nekounam Bids Farewell to International Career

(IranSportsPress.com | Tasnim)- Iranian national football team captain Javad Nekounam has confirmed his retirement from international football on Tuesday The 34-year-old veteran midfielder won 151 caps in an international career that took him to two World Cups in 2006 and 2014. He had said he has no plan to retire ahead of the friendly match

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Sweden vs Iran: International Soccer Friendly Preview, Live Stream, Prediction

(IranSportsPress.com | latinpost) – Sweden and Iran national teams will collide in an international soccer friendly match on Tuesday at Friends Arena in Stockholm. Sweden will look to pick up from where they left off during their 2-0 win against Moldova on Friday at the Republican Stadium. They will once again rely on star forward

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Sweden Coach Hamrin Wary of Iran’s Dangerous Counter-Attack

(IranSportsPress.com)| Tasnim – Sweden coach Erik Hamren has warned his players to be vigilant against Iran’s counter-attacking play when the two sides meet each other Tuesday night. “The friendly match against Iran is very important for us. We are going to test ourselves against a good team such as Iran,” Sweden coach Erik Hamren said

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Queiroz quits as Iran boss

(IranSportsPress.com)| AFP- Carlos Queiroz has quit as Iran coach citing external “pressures” just six months after extending his contract until 2018, the Iranian Football Federation confirmed on Friday. The 62-year-old’s future has been in doubt since the team returned from the World Cup in Brazil, where he won respect for shaping a plucky team out

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Iran insists Pooladi does military service

(IranSportsPress.com)| AFP – The Iranian army has told ill-fated international footballer Merhdad Pooladi, sent off in last week’s Asian Cup quarter-final with Iraq, that he must do his military service or be dropped from the squad. Pooladi, 27, a defender with Qatar’s Al-Shahaniya, had reportedly said he is happy to come home and do his

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