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Branko Ivankovic apologizes following defeat against Esteghlal

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Branko Ivankovic has apologized to Persepolis fans following the Reds’ defeat at the hands of Esteghlal. Persepolis suffered a 3-2 defeat against their arch rivals Esteghlal in Tehran derby in front of more than 70,000 spectators at the Azadi Stadium. “I am so sorry we could not make our fans happy in the biggest

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Carlos Queiroz opens up on Iran, World Cup qualifiers and Branko Ivankovic

By: John Duerden (IranSportsPress.com-ESPN)- Iran have been the top-ranked Asian nation, according to FIFA, for four years. They were unbeaten in 2016 and sit on top of Group A in the final round of qualification for the 2018 World Cup, well-placed to secure back-to-back finals places for the first time. But coach Carlos Queiroz has just resigned

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Branko Ivankovic attacks Carlos Queiroz over UAE’s camp

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic has attacked Iran national football team coach Carlos Queiroz for holding training camp in the UAE in mid-season. Team Melli flew to Dubai on Monday morning to hold a one-week training camp in Dubai. Iran was supposed to play a friendly match with Morocco but the match has been cancelled

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Our priority is to win the ACL title: Branko Ivankovic

(IranSporsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Persepolis football team head coach Branko Ivankovic stated that his side’s priority in the next season is to win the AFC Champions League title. The Croatian trainer, who nearly missed last season’s Iran Professional League title at the final week, also wants to win the league title this season. Persepolis is currently at the

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Conceding a lot of goals cost us the title, Branko says

(Iransportspress.com | Tehran Times)- Branko Ivankovic believes that Persepolis’s defenders’ and goalkeeper’s poor performances cost them the title as it finished in second place behind Esteghlal Khuzestan on goal difference. “I would like to thank all of our fans who supported us from the very first until the end of the season. We didn’t win

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If we win the title the trophy belongs to Hadi Norouzi, says Branko

(IranSportsPress.com-Tehran Times)- Persepolis head coach Branko Ivankovic is satisfied with his players’ performance against Gostaresh Foolad and believes there is no successor for his side’s former captain Hadi Norouzi who died at the start of the season. “I would like to congratulate my players as they took a big step towards winning the title. We

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Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic apologizes to fans

(Tehran Times)-Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic apologized to the team’s fans for their loss to Naft Tehran in Iran Professional League (IPL) on Thursday. With three weeks to go, IPL leader Persepolis was defeated against Naft 2-0 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in front of about 90,000 spectators and moved down to third place. “First, I congratulate

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Branko Ivankovic takes charge of Persepolis

(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes) – Former Iran coach Branko Ivankovic was named as new head coach of Persepolis football team on Monday. Ivankovic replaced Hamid Derakhshan who stepped down as his role on Sunday following poor results. AFC Champions League Group A leader Persepolis will host the Saudi Arabia’s Al Nasr on Wednesday in Tehran’s Azadi

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