AFC CL Matchday 5: FC Nasaf 0-0 Persepolis (Video Highlights)

(IranSportsPress – AFC) Last year’s semi-finalists Persepolis sealed their place at the 2018 AFC Champions League Knockout Stage with a 0-0 draw against Uzbekistan’s FC Nasaf on Monday, as the Iranian side claimed a better head-to-head record in their Group C campaign. The Iranian champions dominated possession throughout the opening half but could not make

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AFC CL Matchday 5: Esteghlal 2 – Al Rayyan 0 (Video Highlights)

(IranSportsPress, AFC) Esteghlal booked their place in the 2018 AFC Champions League knock-out stage with a 2-0 win over Qatar’s Al Rayyan at Azadi Stadium on Matchday Five of Group D on Monday. The hosts got off to a flying start and needed just four minutes to open the scoring as Server Djeparov converted a

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FIFA told by Iran eventually women will be allowed at games

(IranSportsPress.com- AP Rob Harris) – FIFA is still waiting for Iran to allow women into soccer matches, and still resisting sanctioning the country. Just like predecessor Sepp Blatter five years ago, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has returned from a trip to Tehran with a reassurance from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that women won’t be shut

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Masoud Shojaei officially moves to AEK Athens

(IranSportsPres.com-FiancialTribune)- Iranian football legionnaire, Masoud Shojaei, finalized his move to Greece Superleague No. 1 AEK Athens FC for the next season after ending his contract with another Greek football club Panionios on December 19. Shojaei, 33, played 41 matches for Panionios which sits in fifth place of the Superleague. He joined the team in 2016, Varzesh3.com

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Ehsan Haji Safi reaches an agreement with Greece giant Olympiacos

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)-Iranian international left-back Ehsan Haji Safi has reportedly reached an agreement with Greek giant Olympiacos. The 27-year-old player is the team’s first transfer in the January window, sdna.gr reported. Haji Safi signed a two year contract with Greek Super League side Panionios in June 2017 and teamed up with his fellow Masoud Shojaei. He will

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Iranian International Masoud Shjaei Joins AEK Athens

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iranian international attacking midfielder Masoud Shojaei joined AEK Athens. The 32-year-old player has joined the Greek giant until the end of the season, with the option to negotiate a further year. Shojaei has been released from Panionios and AEK Spanish coach Manolo Jimenez considers him as an ideal replacement for captain Petros Mantalos, who

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Alireza Jahanbakhsh named in the Eredivisie first half XI

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iranian international winger Jahanbakhsh has been chosen in the Eredivisie first half of the season 2017-18 team. The 25-year-old player, who currently plays for AZ Alkmaar, has seven goals and six assists in 17 matches. Jahanbakhsh will be one of Team Melli members in the 2018 World Cup, where the Iranian national football team

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Ghoddos’s teammate Nigerian Striker Alhaji Gero linked with Iran’s Esteghlal(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Salisu Abdullahi “Alhaji” Gero has been linked with a move to Iranian football club Esteghlal. The 24-year-old striker could join Esteghlal after the end of Allsvenskan (Swedish professional league). Esteghlal coach Winfried Schafer is looking for a striker and it seems the German coach has found his man. Salisu Abdullahi “Alhaji” Gero is Iran international

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Saman Ghoddos confirms 10 Clubs are chasing him

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Ostersund forward Saman Ghoddos has confirmed to the Swedish media a number of clubs are interested in signing him. The Iranian international has been linked with a move to Queens Park Rangers in recent months, and Expressen say there have been ‘concrete bids from England’, as well as Spain and Germany. Speaking to Sydsvenskan, Ghoddos

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Australia wants to play friendly with Iran: Official

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- The Australian Ambassador to Iran, Ian Biggs, has offered a friendly match between Iran and Australia as part of preparation for the 2018 World Cup. At a meeting held in Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) headquarters on Monday, the official announced their interest in playing a warm-up match with the best

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