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Alireza Mansourian: I am proud of my youngsters

(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

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IPL: Tractor Sazi share points with Machine Sazi, Esteghlal beats Paykan(VIDEO)

(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

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Alireza Faghani to referee Tehran derby

(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

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Esteghlal banned from signing players in January transfer window

(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.

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IPL Week 17th: Persepolis downs Foolad to remain on top of the table(VIDEO)

(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

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Afghanistan captain Shayesteh Reaches agreement with Iran’s Paykan

(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

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Uzbekistan’s captain and attacking midfielder, Djeparov, joins Tehran giant Esteghlal

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Uzbekistan attacking midfielder Server Djeparov joined Iranian popular team Esteghlal in the January transfer window. The 34-year-old player has joined the Blues on an 18-month contract for a $500,000 transfer fee. Djeparov has won the Asian Footballer of the Year award twice, first in 2008 and the other in 2011. He started his professional

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Persepolis beats Saipa and remains top of IPL table(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Persepolis football team defeated Saipa 1-0 here to stay top of Iran Professional League (IPL) table. Mehdi Taremi was on target for the Reds in the 47th minute with an acrobatic kick. Persepolis was reduced to 10 men in the 55th minute after referee Hossein Zahedifar showed a straight red card to Farshad Ahmadzadeh due

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