Iran’s Esteghlal beat Al-Sadd and advance to ACL group stage(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Former semi-finalists Esteghlal returned to the AFC Champions League Group Stage following a three-year hiatus after overcoming Qatar’s Al Sadd 4-3 on penalties following a goalless stalemate at the Azadi Stadium on Tuesday. The two-time Asian Club Championship winners had the better of proceedings against 2011 AFC Champions League winners Al Sadd but neither side

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Alireza Faghani to referee Tehran derby

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Iranian international referee Alireza Faghani will most likely officiate Tehran derby between Persepolis and Esteghlal next month. Ashkan Khorshidi and Bijan Heydari have been also nominated to officiate the derby but the referees have never whistled the important match so far. Alireza Faghani made history by becoming the first Asian referee to officiate the final

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Uzbekistan’s captain and attacking midfielder, Djeparov, joins Tehran giant Esteghlal

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Uzbekistan attacking midfielder Server Djeparov joined Iranian popular team Esteghlal in the January transfer window. The 34-year-old player has joined the Blues on an 18-month contract for a $500,000 transfer fee. Djeparov has won the Asian Footballer of the Year award twice, first in 2008 and the other in 2011. He started his professional

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Sepahan, Esteghlal Share Points, Tractor Sazi Victorious(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Esteghlal was rescued by Behnam Barzay in its away match against Sepahan, while Tractor Sazi maintained pressure on Iran Professional League (IPL) leader Persepolis by defeating Naft Tehran. In Iran’s central city of Isfahan, Esteghlal drew 1-1 with Sepahan at the Naqsh-e Jahan Stadium. Jalaleddin Alimohammadi gave Sepahan a lead in the 70th minute with

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Esteghlal knocked out of Iran’s Hazfi Cup by Ali Daei’s Naft Tehran(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Esteghlal football team lost to Naft Tehran 3-2 in Iran’s Hazfi Cup quarter-final in Tehran’s Takhti Stadium on Tuesday. Mohammad Ghazi gave Naft Tehran a lead from the penalty spot just three minutes into the match but Jaber Ansari cancelled out the goal in the 69th minute and the match went to extra time.

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Esteghlal edges past Padideh Mashhad in IPL(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)-Esteghlal defeated Padideh of Mashhad 1-0 in 14th week of the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Thursday. In the match held in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, Esteghlal beat visiting team 1-0 thanks to Jaber Ansari’s header in the 69th minute. Furthermore, Naft Tehran edged past Saba 1-0 to move to third place in IPL table. Paykan

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AFC Champions League 2017 draw concluded

(IranSportsPress.com-AFC)- Recently crowned winners Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors learned their Group Stage opponents for the 2017 edition of the AFC Champions League on Tuesday following the competition’s official draw in Kuala Lumpur. The Korea Republic giants, who defeated Al Ain 3-2 on aggregate to seal a second continental success, will begin their title defence against Australia’s

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Persepolis and Esteghlal settle for draw in Tehran derby(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes)- Persepolis and Esteghlal played out a goalless draw in the 6th week of Iran Professional League in front of more than 75,000 fans in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Friday. It was the first goalless draw in Tehran derby after four games. Persepolis dominated in the first half as they created a couple of chances

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Team-Melli striker, Kaveh Rezaei, joins Esteghlal FC

(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes)- Kaveh Rezaei joined Esteghlal football team from Zob Ahan on a one-year contract on Sunday. The details of the deal have not been revealed. The 24-year-old forward was reportedly on the verge of joining an Austrian football club but penned a contract with the Iranian popular football team. Rezaei, who started his career

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Iran International and Malavan defender Kanaanizadegan joins Esteghlal FC

(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes)- Esteghlal football club has announced the signing of free agent defender Mohammad Hossein Kanaanizadegan, according to Iran League Organization. The 22-year old defender, who played the last two years for Malavan in order to pass his military service, was supposed to return to Persepolis but archrival Esteghlal hijacked hem and signed a

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