AFC Champions League | Group D- Meet the teams: Persepolis Tehran

( | the-afc)- Iran giants Persepolis narrowly missed winning the 2015-16 Iran Pro League title when they were pipped to the post on goal difference by Esteghlal Khouzestan. However, their second-place finish ensured a return to the continental stage after missing out last year. Two years ago the Tehran-based club equaled their best ever performance

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Kyle Snyder

Kyle Snyder: Iran’s World Cup competition better than Rio Olympics

( Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder says that the 2017 Freestyle World Cup has been the best tournament he has ever participated in. USA Wrestling Team finished in second place after suffering a 5-3 defeat to Iran in Kermanshah on Friday. Snyder beat Amir Mohammadi 6-0 at 96kg category. Snyder said his mother had been a

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Iran claims 2017 Freestyle World Cup

( Iranian national freestyle wrestling team won the 2017 Freestyle World Cup for sixth time in a row on Friday. The Iranian team defeated strong USA Wrestling Team 5-3 in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah in front of vibrant spectators. Iran has already defeated Turkey, Mongolia and India in group action. Azerbaijan won the

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2017 Free-Style World Cup: Iran, Azerbaijan, crush Turkey, Russia

( In the first round of Free Style World Cup in Kermanshah, Iran and Azerbaijan have crushed Turkey and Russia, respectively to take the first blood. Iran’s western provincial center of Kermanshah hosts Free Style World Cup 2017 where in two groups, world’s dominant national squads compete in direct matches. In the first date, Iran won

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I hope to meet Iran in final: US Wrestler Jordan Burroughs

( USA Wrestler Jordan Burroughs hoped that they would face host Iran in the 2017 Freestyle World Cup championship match. USA has been drawn in Pool A with Russia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Pool B consists of Iran, Turkey, India and Mongolia. “We are ready for the group action. I hope that USA will advance to final

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Wrestling diplomacy at work again; U.S. Team arrives in Iran for Freestyle World Cup

( After weeks of diplomatic squabbling between governments, wrestlers from the United States arrived Sunday in Iran. The delegation, led by 2012 Olympic champion Jordan BURROUGHS (USA) was cheered on by local wrestling fans and greeted by a swarm of media. The American team arrives after the governments of Iran and United States spent weeks

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U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs praises Iranian fans

( Olympic gold medal winner Jordan Burroughs has lauded the Iranian fans for the warm reception in western Iranian city of Kermanshah. U.S. Wrestling Team arrived in Iran on Monday to take part at the 2017 Freestyle World Cup. The Iranian fans gathered around Burroughs in Kermanshah Airport and took selfie with him. “I’m very

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Saeid Ezzatolahi Joins Russian Anzhi Makhachkala on loan from Rostov

( rising star Saeid Ezzatolahi joined Anzhi Makhachkala on loan. The 20-year-old international defensive midfielder had earlier extended his contract with Rostov for two and a half years. Ezzatolahi came up through Malavan’s youth academy and impressed from an early age, making his first team debut in 2012 as the Iran Pro League’s youngest ever

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Kianoush Rostami wins ‘ World’s Lifter of the Year’ award

( The International Weightlifting Federation named Kianoush Rostami 2016’s male Lifter of the Year. The award is decided by a popular vote of fans. Rostami won first place by a whopping twenty thousand votes, three times more than the second place Lasha Talakhadze from Georgia. Third place went to the Kazakh weightlifter Nijat Rahimov. Thailand’s Sopita

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OFFICIAL: Igor Kolakovic named Iran Volleyball head coach

( Igor Kolakovic has been named as new head coach of Iran national volleyball team on Sunday. The 51-year-old trainer has signed a two-year deal with the Iranian federation with an option of two more years. Bulgarian Radostin Stoychev was also a candidate to take charge of the Iranian volleyball team. Kolakovic was the coach

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