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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Alireza Mansourian: I am proud of my youngsters

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Esteghlal football coach Alireza Mansourian says that he is proud of his youngster players after beating arch rivals Persepolis in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium. Esteghlal defeated Iran Professional League leader Persepolis 3-2 to keep alive their title hopes. “It was a great match with a great result. I cannot hide my happiness and this victory belongs

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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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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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