ACL 2017 Round of 16 – 1st Leg: Esteghlal(IRAN) 1-0 Al-Ain(UAE) [VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Esteghlal will take a narrow one-goal advantage into the second leg of their 2017 AFC Champions League Round of 16 meeting with Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates next week after Alireza Mansourian’s side won a feisty clash between the pair 1-0 on Monday. Rezaei netted from the penalty spot two minutes into injury

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ASIA’S FINEST SET TO FACE PLANET’S BEST AT FIFA U-20 WORLD CUP: IRAN

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)-As the global stars of tomorrow descend on six cities throughout Korea Republic for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the-AFC.com takes a look at the five Asian sides taking a shot at glory. Iran: Group C (Costa Rica, May 21, Seogwipo; Zambia, May 24, Seogwipo; Portugal, May 27, Incheon) Appearing in the tournament for only

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2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup: Norafkan, Iran’s late, great arrival

(IranSportsPress.com-FIFA.com)- As Omid Norafkan’s flight touched down on the idyllic island of Jeju, you would have forgiven him for musing over how different things easily could have been. Iran boosted by the late arrival of Omid Norafkan The midfield engine has shone for Iranian giants Esteghlal this year Norafkan is the Tehran outfit’s youngest ever

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Asia’s five teams at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017: IRAN

(IranSportsPress.com-Football-Tribe.com)- Iran have waited 16 years to participate in their third FIFA U-20 World Cup and will be aiming to reach the knockout tournament for the first time. Captain Omid Noorafkan, who has emerged as a star at Esteghlal in the last two seasons, was nearly unable to participate in the tournament, with manager Alireza Mansourian

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Persepolis FC flag to be raised in North Pole

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- The flag of Persepolis Football Club, Iran Professional League champion, will be raised in the North Pole for the first time in the world. At the lunch ceremony which was held on May 9 with the participation of Persepolis officials, coaching staff and players, the flag of the club was delivered to Hossein Naseri, the

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Persepolis to play Lekhwiya without spectators in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary and Ethics Committee on Wednesday ordered Persepolis FC (IRN) to play their AFC Champions League (ACL) Round of 16 match against Lekhwiya SC without spectators. This is a result of spectator misconduct at the club’s ACL Group Stage match on May 8 against Al Wahda (UAE). Persepolis supporters

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Alexander Nouri staying at Werder Bremen after signing a new deal

(IranSportsPress.com-FourFourTwo)- Alexander Nouri is staying at Werder Bremen after agreeing a new contract with the club, having enjoyed a successful first season in charge. Werder Bremen have agreed a new deal with Alexander Nouri that will see him remain as head coach at the Bundesliga club. Nouri replaced Viktor Skripnik in September after Bremen had

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Persepolis midfielder Soroush Rafiei on Heidenheim’s radar: report

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Persepolis iconic midfielder Soroush Rafiei has been linked with a summer move to Heidenheim. According to Iranian media, Rafiei, who has yet to extend his contract with Persepolis, has caught the eye of German football team. Rafiei signed a six-month contract with Persian Gulf Pro League club Persepolis in January 2017. He was given

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Iran’s U-20 Reza Shekari joins FC Rostov in Russian Premier League

IranSportsPress.com-  Iran’s U-20 attacking midfielder signed a 5 years deal with FC Rostov in Russian Premier League according to Tasnim News Agency. The 18 years old ZobAhan midfielder is considered as one of the best prospect in Iranian Football. He was named as one of the 50 best young talents in the world by British newspaper”The

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