Iran start World Cup warm-up with win over Panama (Video Highlights)

(IranSportsPress.com – Reuters) – Iran beat Panama 2-1 in a friendly in Graz, Austria on Thursday, in a match-up of two teams who have qualified for next year’s World Cup in Russia. Iran took the lead in the 16th minute with a penalty from Ashkan Dejagah after a wild, sliding challenge from Jan Vargas on Karim Ansarifard.

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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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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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Carlos Queiroz invites 26 local PGPL players for Panama and Venezuela matches

IranSportsPress.com- Carlos Queiroz invites 26 local PGPL players for the two incoming friendlies matches in November against Panama and Venezuela on November 9th and 13th. Goalkeepers: Alireza Beiranvand (Persepolis) Rashid Mazaheri (Zob Ahan) Mohammad Reza Akhbari (Saipa) Hossein Hosseini (Esteghlal) Defenders: Danial Mahini (Saipa) Hossein Kanaanizadegan(Saipa) Jalal Hosseini (Persepolis) Mohammad Ansari (Persepolis) Majid Hosseini (Esteghlal)

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Ex-Teammelli and Persepolis defender Ebrahim Ashtiani laid to rest

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Former Iran national football team and Persepolis defender Ebrahim Ashtiani was laid to rest in Tehran’s Behesht Zahra Cemetery on Wednesday. Family and friends gathered in Tehran’s Shahid Shiroudi Stadium to say their final goodbyes to the legend. Ashtiani passed away at the age of 71 in Tehran’s Shahid Rajaei Hospital on Tuesday. Ashtiani began

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Team-Melli to play Ukraine in Kiev: report

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Media reports suggest that Iran national football team will face Ukraine in a friendly match in Kiev on November 14. The Iranian media had already reported that Team Melli will play Panama on November 10 in Vienna, Austria. Team Melli have played two friendlies against Togo and Russia in early October. Carlos Queiroz’s men

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Iran national team to play Panama in a friendly match on November 10th

IranSportsPress.com- According to Panama Football Federation website, The Iranian National team, known as Team-Melli, will face Panama on November 10th in Vienna, Austria. Both countries already have booked their tickets for 2018 FIFA World Cup, Panama advanced as the 3rd team behind Mexico and Costa Rica. Team-Melli topped the Group A of World Cup qualifiers

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Iran lands 34th in latest FIFA world rankings

(IranSportsPress.com – Mehrnews Agency) – Iran’s national football team has been placed in the 34th position in the world and 1st in Asia in the latest FIFA World Ranking. The FIFA World Ranking is a ranking system for men’s national teams in association football, currently led by Germany. The teams of the member nations of FIFA,

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