AFC Champions League | Group B- Meet the teams: Esteghlal Khuzestan

( | the-afc)- Esteghlal Khouzestan will make their maiden appearance in the AFC Champions League after claiming the Iran Pro League title – by virtue of goal difference from Persepolis – for the first time in 2016. The side finished in the lower reaches of Iran’s top-flight in 2014 and 2015, surviving a relegation play-off in

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AFC Champions League | Group A- Meet the teams: Esteghlal Tehran

( | the-afc)-  Iran giants Esteghlal return to the continental stage following a three-year hiatus after overcoming Qatar’s Al Sadd on penalties in the Play-offs in the battle of the two-time Asian club champions. Esteghlal are Iran’s most successful side on the continent, having been crowned Asian champions in 1970 and 1991. However, their best performance

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Iran beats Italy in final and wins Persian Beach Soccer Cup

( Iran claimed the title of first edition of Persian Beach Soccer Cup on Thursday. Team Melli earned its third successive victory in the tournament defeating Italy 4-3. Mohammad Ahmadzadeh (two goals), Mohammadali Mokhtari and Mostafa Kiani scored for Iran. The Persians started the tournament with a 3-1 victory against Poland and then defeated Ukraine

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Promising Reza Shekari reaches an agreement with F.C Rostov

( Iranian rising star Reza Shekari is on the verge of joining Russian club Rostov. The 19-year-old attacking midfielder will join the top-flight team after undergoing medical exam. Shekari has already caught the eye of English premier league side Leicester City and Swiss club FC Basel. In 2015, Shakeri was named by The Guardian as

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Persepolis to fly to Oman on Friday for match against Al Hilal in ACL

( Iran’s Persepolis football team will fly to Oman on Friday, four days ahead of Tuesday night’s clash against Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal in the first week of the AFC Champions League. Branko Ivankovic’s men, who lost the Tehran derby 3-2 against Esteghlal on Sunday, will take on Sepahan in the 22nd week of Iran

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Carlos Queiroz lauds Team-Melli Striker Reza Ghoochannejhad

( national football team’s head coach Carlos Queiroz has praised SC Heerenveen striker Reza Ghoochannejhad. The Iranian international forward returned to SC Heerenveen after managing just five goals in 43 appearances Charlton Athletic. He joined the Dutch Eredivisie side and has been scoring goals for fun. The 29-year-old has scored 16 goals in 26 games

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15 goals in 26 games, Charlton Athletic flop Ghoochannejhad is thriving in Holland

( Charlton Athletic fans have had it tough in recent years. The club have slipped down the Football League under ownership widely criticized by their own fans. Currently, the Addicks sit 13th in League One and Premier League memories are in danger of being lost on a generation. During their time in the doldrums Charlton have brought

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Xavi refutes claims against Iranian fans

( Al Sadd iconic player Xavi Hernandez refuted claims that some of Iranian fans are uncivilized. An Emirati side reported on Wednesday that former Barcelona midfielder was angry with Esteghlal fans during the match against Iranian team in the AFC Champions League play-off. According to the site, Xavi said he is displeased with fans’ behavior in

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Persepolis move to Asian top ten teams

( Persepolis great performances in this season have led them to be among the top ten Asian teams in the latest FootballDatabase world club rankings. Persepolis as the best Iranian football club in the latest world club ranking are in the 197th spot with 1536 points. The Reds are in 10th place in the Asian

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