IPL: Sanat Naft edges past Esteghlal [VIDEO]

  (IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)-Sanat Naft football team defeated Esteghlal 1-0 in the first week of the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Friday. Karrar Jassim scored the only goal of the match from the penalty spot in the 18th minute in Abadan’s Takhti Stadium. Elsewhere, Sepahan was held to a 1-1 draw by Saipa in Isfahan, newly promoted Pars

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Hamid Derakhshan named Naft Tehran coach

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Former Persepolis coach Hamid Derakhshan has been named as new head coach of Naft Tehran. Derakhshan replaced Ali Karimi in the Tehran-based football team. Karimi was appointed as Naft Tehran coach on July 1 but parted company with the team due to financial problems. Naft Tehran will meet Persepolis Friday night in Iran’s Super

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German Football Association confirms Tehran derby in Bielefeld

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iranian football giants Persepolis and Esteghlal will play at the Bielefeld Schüco Arena on July 22. The German Football Association (DFB) has confirmed the match will be held in Bielefeld. The match was originally scheduled for July 16 but has been delayed to July 22. Iran Professional League champions Persepolis and runners-up Esteghlal could earn

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Persepolis completes signing of Iraqi midfielder Bashar Rasan

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)-Iranian giant football team Persepolis has completed the signing of Iraqi international midfielder Bashar Rasan. Rasan has joined Persepolis from Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya of Iraq on a two-year contract. The contract details have been revealed. The 20-year-old player had made 10 appearance for Iraqi national football team. The winger has become the youngest player of Iraq

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Former Bayern Munich midfielder Karimi appointed Naft Tehran Head Coach

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Former Bayern Munich and Persepolis midfielder Ali Karimi has been named as new head coach of Naft Tehran. Karimi has penned a one-year contract with the Iranian football team. He replaced Ali Daei, who was appointed Saipa coach last month. Karimi will head Naft Tehran in the match against Persepolis in Iran’s Super Cup scheduled

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Team-Melli central defender Pejman Montazeri joins Esteghlal

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iranian football club Esteghlal has completed the signing of Pejman Montazeri.  The 33-year-old international defender has joined Esteghlal on a two-year contract. Montazeri started his playing career at Foolad in 2005 and joined Esteghlal after two years. He left Esteghlal in 2014 to join Qatar’s Umm-Salal and signed a contract with Al-Ahli one year

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Esteghlal and Team-Melli’s midfielder Omid Ebrahimi extends contract

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Esteghlal defensive midfielder Omid Ebrahimi has extended his contract with Esteghlal for more one season. Ebrahimi was discovered by coach Amir Ghalenoei and joined Sepahan in 2010. He became Esteghlal’s best scorer with seven goals last season. The 29-year-old defensive midfielder had also caught the attention of Sepahan football team. Furthermore, Esteghlal right-back Vouria Ghafoori

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Esteghlal Completes signing of Gostaresh’s attacking midfielder Dariush Shojaeian

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Gostaresh Foolad midfielder Dariush Shojaeian joined Esteghlal Tehran football team on Sunday. The 25-year-old player has penned a three-year contract with Iranian popular team for an undisclosed fee. “I have been an Esteghlal-supporter since I was a kid. I hope that I can wear Iran’s jersey through Esteghlal,” Shojaeian said. Shojaeian started his professional

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Ashkan Dejagah linked with Iran’s Persepolis: Report

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Former Fulham and Wolfsburg midfielder Ashkan Dejagah has been linked with a move to Iranian giant Persepolis. The Iranian international midfielder is without a team since parting company with Wolfsburg in early June. The Iranian media reported that the Iranian football club is interested in signing Dejagah. The 30-year-old attacking midfielder has played for

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Iran Pro League off-season transfers[ Week of June 12th, 2017]

IranSportsPress.com- Former Blue’s striker Sajjad Shahbazzadeh who had a short spell in Alanyaspor in Tukrey and Naft Tehran is back with Esteghlal on a one year deal. Earlier this week, Esteghlal also signed another forward Hasan Beytsaeid of Esteghlal Khuzestan.  Rahim Zohaivi, former Esteghlal Khuzestan striker, signs  one year deal with Foolad Khuzestan, Zohaivi spent the last

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