Esteghlal Kuuzestan fails to advance to AFC Champions League quarter-final[VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Omar Khrbin and Salem Al Dawsari scored the goals as Al Hilal secured their place in the AFC Champions League quarter-finals after a 2-1 victory over Esteghlal Khouzestan in the second leg of the Round of 16 on Tuesday saw the Saudi side run out 4-2 winners on aggregate. Needing at least two goals

Continue Reading →

Al-Ain power past Esteghlal to reach AFC Champions League last eight[VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Last year’s beaten finalists Al Ain cruised into the quarter-finals of the 2017 AFC Champions League on Monday with a comprehensive 6-1 thrashing allowing Zoran Mamic’s side to brush aside the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Esteghlal and advance to the next round. Caio and Omar Abdulrahman both scored twice as Al Ain bounced back from their

Continue Reading →

ACL 2017 Round of 16 – 1ST LEG: PERSEPOLIS 0-0 LEKHWIYA[VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Mehdi Taremi’s second-half penalty miss ensured Persepolis and Lekhwiya will go into the second-leg of the 2017 AFC Champions League Round of 16 with it all to play for after the sides ended scoreless in the first-leg on Tuesday. The tournament’s leading marksman Taremi headed over early on for the hosts before Luiz Junior’s

Continue Reading →

ACL 2017 Round of16 – 1ST LEG: ESTEGHLAL KHOUZESTAN 1-2 AL HILAL[VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal came back from going a goal behind to notch up a 2-1 first-leg win over Iran’s Esteghlal Khouzestan in the Round of 16 in the 2017 AFC Champions League on Tuesday. Hassan Beit Saeid gave the Iranian team – who were designated the home side for the first-leg despite the

Continue Reading →

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

Continue Reading →

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

Continue Reading →

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

Continue Reading →

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

Continue Reading →