Ex-Iran striker Akbar Eftekhari passes away at the age of 73

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Former Iran national football team striker Akbar Eftekhari passed away on Thursday after a long battle with disease. Eftekhari died at the age of 73 in Tehran’s Ebne Sina Hospital. Eftekhari stated his professional playing career at Iranian football club Daraei in 1962 and played at the Tehran-based club for six years before joining Taj

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ASIAN ICONS: ALI KARIMI

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Around the turn of the millennium, Islamic Republic of Iran fans witnessed a special time in their country’s footballing history as a number of talented players made their breakthroughs. It can be argued that none of them retains the kind of recognition and fame that Ali Karimi has. With magical dribbling skills and a knack

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Ghoddos’ transfer fee reaches $6m

(IranSportsPress.com-FiancialTribune)- Queens Park Rangers Football Club in west London has been heavily reported with an interest in Iranian striker Saman Ghoddos but may not been able to afford him. The 24-year-old was born in Malmo, Sweden, but has Iranian parents. He has scored 18 goals in 50 league games in Sweden over the past year and

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Sardar Azmoun Remains in Korean Son Heung-min’s Shadow: Report

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Tottenham Hotspur’s Korean winger Son Heung-min is the best player in all of Asia, foxsportsasia.com wrote. There are plenty of players, especially from Japan, showing good performances in the Bundesliga. Shinji Kagawa recently became the highest scoring Japanese player in the Bundesliga’s history then you have talents such as Genki Haraguchi in Berlin and Yuya

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Iran Held by Jordan in AFC U-19 Championship 2018 Qualifiers

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iran failed to earn its first win in the AFC U-19 Championship 2018 Qualifiers. Jordan delivered a huge dent to Iran’s qualification hopes when they held them to a 0-0 draw. Both sides were evenly matched and neither could find a breakthrough as they shared the spoils after 90 minutes. Iran football team was held

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Carlos Querioz names 26 men squad for Panama and Venezuela matches

IranSportsPress.com- Carlos Queiroz invites 26 players(including Legionnaires) for the two incoming friendly matches against Panama and Venezuela on November 9th and 13th. Goalkeepers: Alireza Beiranvand (Persepolis) Rashid Mazaheri (Zob Ahan) Amir Abedzadeh(Maritimo, Portugal) Defenders: Rouzbeh Cheshmi(Esteghlal) Jalal Hosseini (Persepolis) Milad Mohammadi(Akhmet Grozny, Russia) Morteza Pouraliganji(Al-Sadd, Qatar) Vouria Ghafouri (Esteghlal) Saeid Aghaei (Sepahan) Ramin Rezaeian(Oostende, Belgium)

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Alex Nouri: Werder Bremen sack manager after 3-0 defeat by Augsburg

(IranSportsPress.com-BBC)- Werder Bremen have sacked manager Alex Nouri after Sunday’s 3-0 home defeat by Augsburg. He is the third Bundesliga coach to be sacked this season. Florian Kohfeldt, who coaches the club’s under-23 team, will take charge of the first team for Friday’s league match against Eintracht Frankfurt. Bremen are second bottom of the table

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Tehran derby is Asia’s best derby: Winfried Schafer

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- German coach Winfried Schafer says that he thinks Tehran derby between Esteghlal and Persepolis is the most important derby in Asia. Schafer will experience his first Tehran derby in Iran Professional League in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Thursday. Schafer has already worked in Thailand national football team and Emirati clubs Al Ahli and Al

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Persepolis coach Ivankovic can’t wait for Derby clash with Esteghlal

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic says that he is counting down the minutes until the Tehran derby and cannot wait for that. Persepolis football team is scheduled to face Esteghlal on Thursday at the 80,000-seat Azadi Stadium in Tehran. “First of all, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Ebrahim

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