Iran match will be decisive, Morocco coach Renard Says

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Morocco coach Herve Renard says their first match against Iran national football team will be very crucial. Morocco has been drawn against Iran, Spain and Portugal in Group B of the 2018 World Cup. Renard set his sights on their opener against Iran as a potential difference-maker in his team’s campaign. “Our first match against

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Iran’s Faghani selected to referee at 2018 World Cup

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iranian international referee Alireza Faghani was selected to officiate at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He is among the six Asian referees, who have been chosen to officiate at the 2018 World Cup. The 39-year-old referee officiated the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 semi-final clash between Portugal and Chile along with his Iranian assistant

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Iran’s Mehdi Mahdavikia invited to attend 2018 World Cup draw

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Former Iranian national football team’s player Mehdi Mahdavikia has received an invitation from the International Federation of Football (FIFA) to attend the 2018 World Cup draw ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the Kremlin Palace Ballroom in Moscow on Dec. 1. This invitation came in recognition of the great role played by Mahdavikia

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US chess team welcomes chess master Dorsa Derakhshani Iran banned for headwear

(IranSportsPress.com-nypost.com)- Dorsa Derakhshani is moving on to a team where she’ll be welcomed no matter her choice of headwear. Over seven months after the 19-year-old Tehran native was kicked off the Iranian national chess team for wearing a headband instead of a hijab at an international tournament, Derkhshani has joined the United States team, according to an

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“I’ll decide my future after World Cup”: Iran’s Sardar Azmoun

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iranian national football team’s striker Sardar Azmoun says that he will make a decision about his future after the 2018 World Cup. Team Melli striker currently plays at Rubin Kazan, despite being linked with European giants Liverpool, Arsenal and Lazio. “I want to play in the big leagues and I will make the best decision

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Para-archer Zahra Nemati reclaims gold medal at World Championships

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Two-time Paralympic Champion Zahra Nemati reclaimed the world title she last won in Bangkok in 2013. Iranian recurve archer Zahra Nemati united the Paralympic and world titles with victory at the 2017 World Archery Para Championships in Beijing, beating Merve Nur Eroglu of Turkey, 6-2, in the final and finishing with a perfect 10-10-10. “This means that everything

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Analysis: Calm Persepolis perfect their plan

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- It was evident that Persepolis had arrived in Abu Dhabi with a gameplan. Ali Alipour’s early goal helped their cause and although matters were slightly complicated by Kamal Kamyabinia’s 11th minute sending off, the Tehran giants succeeded in seeing it through. Persepolis’ productive pressing Persepolis put numbers in midfield and were able to limit Al

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Iran Greco-Roman Wrestling Team runner-up at Cadet World Championships

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- After three strong days of competition at the Cadet World Championships, Iran Greco-Roman team became runner-up at the competition. Iran won two gold medals, one silver and two bronzes in the event and finished second with 50 points. Russia claimed the title with one individual champion and six total medals. Mohsen Fathollah Madhani claimed gold

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Iran’s Reza Shekari joins Rubin Kazan in Russian Premier League

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Russian top-flight club Rubin Kazan has completed the signing of Iranian midfielder Reza Shekari on Thursday. The 19-year-old player is reunited with Iranian international striker Sardar Azmoun in Rubin Kazan. The footballer is widely considered as one of the brightest youngsters in Iran. In 2015, he was named by British newspapers The Guardian as

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AFC Champions League: Persepolis storm back to share spoils with Al Ahli [VIDEO]

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)-A late equaliser by substitute Godwin Mensha saw Islamic Republic of Iran’s Persepolis come from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli in the first leg of their 2017 AFC Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday. Al Ahli took the lead after just two minutes at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex when

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