Mick McDermott replaced Alireza Mansourian and appointed interim Esteghlal coach

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Esteghlal assistant coach Michael “Mick” McDermott has been appointed as interim head coach of the Iranian club. The 43-year-old coach replaced Alireza Mansourin in the Iranian popular football team. McDermott will head Esteghlal in the match against Sepidrood Rasht. Mansourian stepped down as his role on Wednesday after disappointing results in Iran Professional League.

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Persepolis will win ACL title if we beat Al Hilal: Branko Ivankovic

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Persepolis football coach Branko Ivankovic says that they will lift the 2017 AFC Champions League title if they defeat Al Hilal. The Iranian giants will face Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal in Abu Dhabi, the UAE on September 26 in the first leg of the ACL semi-final and meet the team on October 17 in Muscat

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AFC Champions League Semi-Finals – Three key players: Persepolis [VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Ahead of the highly anticipated 2017 AFC Champions League semi-final between Persepolis of Islamic Republic of Iran and Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal, we look at some of the key men who could make the difference. First off, we begin with the Tehran giants who boast a striker on a hot streak, a talented playmaker, and

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I will fight for my place with Ashkan Dejagah: Saman Ghoddos

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iranian-Swedish midfielder Saman Ghoddos says that he will fight for his place in Team Melli starting line up with Ashkan Dejagah. Ghoddos was invited to Iran national football team in the match against South Korea in the 2018 World Cup qualifier but didn’t play. “The Iranian football federation asked me to join Team Melli’s preparatory

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AFC Champions League QF, Second Leg: 10 men Persepolis beats Saudi’s Al-Ahli(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Islamic Republic of Iran’s Persepolis will face Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal in the 2017 AFC Champions League semi-finals after beating Al Ahli 3-1 (5-3 on aggregate) at Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium in the quarter-final second leg on Tuesday. Two late penalties gave Persepolis the victory as the Iranians showed great spirit, as they had

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Carlos Queiroz: Iran must invest to avoid World Cup disappointment

(IranSportsPress.com-reuters.com)- Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has urged the country’s authorities to commit more funding to the preparations for next year’s World Cup finals or risk elimination in the group stages yet again. Queiroz’s side became the first team from Asia to book their ticket for Russia in June and next summer’s tournament will be the

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Iran held by Syria at 2018 World Cup Qualifiers [VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- The Iranian national football team was held to a 2-2 draw by Syria in the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Tuesday. The result means Syria’s World Cup qualification dream is still alive. Haj Mohamad put the ball at the back of Iran’s net after 13 minutes after Iranian goalie Alireza

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Russia 2018 Asian Qualifiers: Iran vs Syria preview

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Syria will look for the perfect ending to their fairytale run in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign with a win over Group A winners Islamic Republic of Iran at Azadi Stadium on Tuesday to guarantee at least a play-off berth for the Qasioun Eagles. Syria sit two points behind second-placed Korea Republic and

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Syria’s striker Omar Al Soma hopes of beating Iran at World Cup Qualifier

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Syria’s national football team’s striker Omar Al Soma hopes that they will beat Iran in the 2018 World Cup qualifier. An unlikely win away to Iran on Tuesday coupled with defeat for South Korea by Uzbekistan in the final round would give Syria second spot and direct entry to the finals in Russia next

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Analysis: Korea Republic blanked by Iran as World Cup destiny goes to matchday ten

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)-  Korea Republic’s FIFA 2018 World Cup fate remains in the balance after they were held to a goalless stalemate by the 10-men of Islamic Republic of Iran in their penultimate qualifier in Seoul. Koreans misfire With Uzbekistan losing in China, a win for Korea would have taken them through to Russia 2018 as the second-placed

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