(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Zlatko “Cico” Kranjcar has been named as new head coach of the Iranian Sepahan football team. The 60-year-old Croat took charge of the Isfahan-based club for the second stint. He has been appointed as Sepahan head coach until the end of the Iran Professional League season with an option to extend the contract. Kranjcar
(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iranian football giants Persepolis and Esteghlal emerged victorious at 22nd Round of Iran Professional League (IPL) on Thursday. IPL leader Persepolis defeated Sepahan 2-1 at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in front of more than 70,000 cheering fans. Mehdi Taremi was tripped in the penalty area by Sepahan Brazilian goalkeeper Lee Oliveira in the 56th minute
(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Branko Ivankovic has apologized to Persepolis fans following the Reds’ defeat at the hands of Esteghlal. Persepolis suffered a 3-2 defeat against their arch rivals Esteghlal in Tehran derby in front of more than 70,000 spectators at the Azadi Stadium. “I am so sorry we could not make our fans happy in the biggest
(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Esteghlal football coach Alireza Mansourian says that he is proud of his youngster players after beating arch rivals Persepolis in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium. Esteghlal defeated Iran Professional League leader Persepolis 3-2 to keep alive their title hopes. “It was a great match with a great result. I cannot hide my happiness and this victory belongs
The Reds made a strong start to the game as Soroush Rafiei put the ball into the back of the net just five minutes into the game with a shot from inside the box. In the 17th minute Esteghlal midfielder Farshid Esmaeili scored the equalizer with a rocket shot from edge of the penalty area.
(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Tractor Sazi was held to a goalless draw against struggling Machine Sazi in Tabriz’s derby in Iran Professional League (IPL) on Friday. In the match held in Tabriz’s Yadegar-e Imam Stadium, Tractor Sazi captain Mehdi Kiani was sent off in the in the 70th minute but the team could have scored 10 minutes later after
(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iranian international referee Alireza Faghani will most likely officiate Tehran derby between Persepolis and Esteghlal next month. Ashkan Khorshidi and Bijan Heydari have been also nominated to officiate the derby but the referees have never whistled the important match so far. Alireza Faghani made history by becoming the first Asian referee to officiate the final
(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Esteghlal football club have been banned from signing players in this season’s winter transfer window after failing to pay to a former player. Esteghlal, who are struggling financially, made German midfielder Adil Chihi’s payment with delay hence FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) banned the Blues from signing new players in the current transfer window.
(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iran Professional League (IPL) pacesetter Persepolis football team defeated Foolad 3-0 on Wednesday. In the match held in Ahvaz’s Ghadir Stadium, Abdollah Karami scored an own goal in the second minute of the match. Vahid Amiri extended the lead in the 12th minute with a header and Ali Alipour made it 3-0 in the
(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)-Afghanistan national football team’s captain Faysal Shayesteh has reportedly reached an agreement with Iran Professional League team Paykan. Shayesteh started professional football career in Germany and started to play for the Afghanistan national football team in 2014. The 25-year-old midfielder joined Bulgaria’s Etar Veliko Tarnovo in 2013 and after one year he moved to Thai