AFC U-16 CHAMPIONSHIP: I.R. IRAN 3-2 SAUDI ARABIA(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com | AFC)- Substitute Alireza Asadabadi’s winner capped a stunning come-from-behind victory for Islamic Republic of Iran as they defeated Saudi Arabia 3-2 in the AFC U-16 Championship India 2016 opener in Group A on Thursday. Mansor Al Beshe had begun the day’s action in stunning fashion with a superb strike inside five minutes before Dhari Al

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Iran Football 7-a-side defeats Argentina in Paralympics

(IranSportsPress.com | Tasnim)- Iran 7-a-side football team started the 2016 Paralympic Games with a victory over Argentina. The Iranian team defeated its South American opponent 3-1 at the Deodoro Olympic Park on Thursday. Mohammad Kharrati, Jasem Bakhshi and Sadegh Hassani scored for the Iranian team. Mariano Morana pulled a goal back for the Argentina. Iran will

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Stalemate in Shenyang as China draw with Iran(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com | AFC)- China got off the mark in Group A with a 0-0 draw against Iran at Shenyang Olympic Stadium on Tuesday in their Russia 2018 Asian Qualifier final round match. The result, which leaves the group delicately balanced, follows hot on the heels of China’s narrow defeat to Korea Republic last Thursday and Iran’s last gasp

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Iran defeats Qatar in 2018 World Cup qualifier opener(VIDEO)

(IranSportsPress.com | Tasnim)- Iran defeated Qatar in its opening World Cup qualifier match thanks to two injury time goals from Reza Ghoochannejhad and Alireza Jahanbaksh. In the match held Thursday evening at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran, Ghoochannejhad, who came off the bench, was on target in the 94th minute and six minutes later Jahanbakhsh extended

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ISP Editorial: A close look at Iran’s performance in 2016 Rio Olympics

Author: Naveed M (IranSportsPress.com)- Iran finished with three gold and eight medals in Rio. That was one gold and four medals less than four years ago in London. Lets start with the positives. Kimia Alizadeh won bronze in Taekwondo and became the first Iranian female medalist in Olympic history. It won’t be a surprise if

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Lozano’s men rejoice first win vs. Cuba

(IranSportsPress.com | MNA) – Iran’s national volleyball squad has gained the first blood by winning distraught Cuba to help heal the wounds of the match against Poland. Lozano’s men were Saeid Marouf, Milad Ebadipour, Seyed Mohammad Mousavi, Adel Gholami, Farhad Ghaemi, Shahram Mahmoudi, and Mehdi Marandi (as libero). Their rival Cuba was not in level of

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Iran Captures Fifth Greco-Roman World Cup

(IranSportsPress.com  | UnitedWorldWrestling)- Iran captured the Greco-Roman World Cup title for the fifth time in seven years after shutting rival Russia 8-0 Younger brother of Saeid ABDVALI, Saman gave his nation the first win of the finals with a tight 2-1 victory over Sergei EMELIN (RUS) at 59kg. The second win for Iran came by hometown

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Iran remains unchanged in FIFA rankings

(Iransportspress.com-Tasnim) – Iran remained unchanged in the FIFA rankings this month, staying at 42nd in the table. In the May edition released in Zurich on Thursday, Iran still remains Asia’s highest ranked team and 42nd in the world. With no A-international matches played in April, the May edition of the FIFA World Ranking provided a

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