( Al Hilal will open up an unassailable lead over opponents Persepolis and advance to the last 16 of the AFC Champions League should they defeat the Iranian side in Group D at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Monday. The Saudi team, who have Nawaf Al Abid available after suspension, currently sit three points ahead

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( Only a point separates second-placed Zob Ahan and third-placed Al Ain in Group C of the AFC Champions League ahead of the sides’ crucial meeting at Foolad Shahr Stadium on Monday. Back-to-back wins over Bunyodkor saw Zob Ahan leapfrog the Emirati side into second place in the standings and a third victory on the

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Bremen rising under rookie coach Alexander Nouri

( Werder Bremen have been transformed, against the odds, by novice boss Alexander Nouri. Living dangerously and loving it. The stomach-wrenching pressure of a survival battle has brought out the best in rookie Werder Bremen boss, Alexander Nouri. Promoted from within last autumn when head coach Viktor Skripnik was fired, the 37-year-old German-Iranian Nouri was anything

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ACL 2017 MD4: Persepolis held, Esteghlal Khuzestan lose(HD VIDEO)

( Iranian football teams Persepolis and Esteghlal Khuzestan failed to win against their Qatari rivals in Matchday 4 of the AFC Champions League on Monday. In Group D, Persepolis were left to rue missed chances after a 0-0 draw with Al Rayyan in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium. Striker Mehdi Taremi squandered the game’s best opportunity on the

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Ramin Rezaeian linked with a move to Belgian’s Club Brugge Ramin Rezaeian is linked with a move to Club Brugge club in Belgium top division according to the Iranian media. The 27 years old Persepolis right back was lately sidelined by head coach Branko Ivankovic after an incident in a training session between him and teammate Ali Alipour. Former Rah Ahan defender played 17 times

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Al Rayyan looking for win against Persepolis: Michael Laudrup

( Al Rayyan coach Michael Laudrup says that the match against Persepolis is very difficult but they are going to beat the Iranian giant. The Qatari club defeated Persepolis 3-1 last month in Group D of the AFC Champions League and went top of the table. On Monday, Al Rayyan will play Persepolis in Tehran’s Azadi

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Branko Ivankovic: We must defeat Al Rayyan

( Iran’s Persepolis football team’s head coach Branko Ivankovic says that they have no way but to defeat Al Rayyan. Persepolis football team will host the Qatari club in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Monday in Group D of the AFC Champions League. “I hope that our supporters to come out in numbers and fill up the

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Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic linked with Algeria coaching job

( Head coach of Iran’s Persepolis football team has been shortlisted to take charge of Algeria football team, reported. Algeria is without a coach since Georges Leekens resigned following the team’s early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations in late January. Ivankovic has said it’s an honor for him to link with the

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Carlos Queiroz: Marcello Lippi is good for Asian football

( China will play Iran on Tuesday and will be brimming with confidence following their hard-fought win over South Korea on Thursday. Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier in Tehran is not just between Iran and China but is a meeting between two of the highest-profile coaches ever to work in Asian football. Carlos Queiroz is

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IRAN Crowned 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Champions

( | the-afc)- Iran were crowned AFC Beach Soccer Championship Malaysia 2017 champions on Saturday after beating the United Arab Emirates 7-2 in Kuala Terengganu. The UAE’s Haitham Mohamed opened the match with an impressive effort which Iran goalkeeper Seyed Hosseini saved well, but it was to be Iran who would draw first blood, Moslem

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