Villarreal keen on Rostov’s Sardar Azmoun as Pato replacement

(IranSportsPress.com | Javier Mata- AS.com) – Villarreal have their hearts set on FC Rostov forward Sardar Azmoun who they see as the ideal replacement for China-bound Alexandre Pato. It’s an operation that looked practically impossible only a couple of weeks ago but Villarreal hope they can complete a deal within the next few days. First

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Paralympian Siamand Rahman shortlisted for 2017 Laureus Award

(IranSportsPress.com-Paralympic.org)- Six Paralympians who, between them, won 22 medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Laureus Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award. This shortlist includes Belarussian S13 swimmer Ihar Boki who left Rio 2016 as the most decorated athlete after winning six golds and one bronze

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Rapid Wien striker Tomi Correa linked with Tehran giant Persepolis

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Rapid Wien Spanish striker Tomi Correa has been linked with a move to Iranian league leader Persepolis. The 32-year-old striker, who has still six months left on his contract with Rapid Wien, is currently in Tehran and has attended in Persepolis’s training session. He has previously played for CD Tenerife, CD Logrones and Tegueste in

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Former Russian International midfielder, Mostovoi, Lauds Sardar Azmoun

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Aleksandr Vladimirovich Mostovoi has praised Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun because of the player’s glittering performance in the Russian league and UEFA Champions League. Mostovi has made 50 appearances for Russian national football team from 1992 to 2004, scoring 10 goals. A total of European big teams including Liverpool and Dortmund have shown interest in signing

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2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup:Iran finish third after penalty shootout win(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com | FIFA.com)- Iran’s remarkable journey at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 ended on a high note, as they claimed third place after a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Portugal following a 2-2 draw in Cali on Saturday. The Iranians came from two goals down to take the third-place match to a dramatic penalty

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Alireza Faghani to officiate 83rd Tehran derby

(IransportsPress.com) – Iran’s international referee has been selected to ref the upcoming game between Persepolis and Esteghlal. Iran’s most known referee, Alireza Faghani, alongside his assistants Reza Sokhandan and Mohammadreza Mansouri will officiate the 83rd Tehran Derby. In the past, he officiated two derbies in the 2011-12 and 2013-14 season. Faghani recently officiated the final

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Upcoming Olympics events for Iran 8/9/2016

(IranSportsPress.com) – Archery: Zahran Nemati 2:39 PM Judo: Saeid Mollaei 10:17AM Shooting: Golnoush Sebghatollahi 11AM Swimmming: Arya Nasimi Shad 12:50PM Volleyball: Iran vs Poland 4:05PM Eastern Time Zone All times could change

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Iran Basketball Starts Challenge Cup with Win over Macedonia

(IranSportsPress.com | Tasnim)- Iranian national basketball team defeated Macedonia 80-75 in its opening match in the 2016 Challenge Cup. Iran will face USA representative Idaho Vandals on Wednesday in Pool B. Lithuania also is in the pool. Host China has been drawn along with Japan, New Zealand and Belarus in Pool A. The Asian powerhouse advanced to

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Iran Draws with Spain, Morocco and Azerbaijan at FIFA Futsal World Cup

(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes)- Iran has been drawn in a tough-looking Group F alongside two-time world champion Spain, African champion Morocco, and tournament debutante Azerbaijan in the FIFA Futsal World Cup. There will be six groups of four teams with the top two in each section plus the four best third-placed teams will advance to the knockout phase.

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Fans and family to commemorate fifth death anniversary of Nasser Hejazi

(Iransportspress.com | Tehran Times)- Nasser Hejazi’s family is planning to mark the five year anniversary of the death of the legendary goalkeeper in Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra cemetery next Sunday. Hejazi died on May 23, 2011 at the age of 62 after a long battle with lung cancer. He played for Iran as a goalkeeper in

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