Tehran derby is Asia’s best derby: Winfried Schafer

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- German coach Winfried Schafer says that he thinks Tehran derby between Esteghlal and Persepolis is the most important derby in Asia. Schafer will experience his first Tehran derby in Iran Professional League in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Thursday. Schafer has already worked in Thailand national football team and Emirati clubs Al Ahli and Al

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Persepolis coach Ivankovic can’t wait for Derby clash with Esteghlal

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic says that he is counting down the minutes until the Tehran derby and cannot wait for that. Persepolis football team is scheduled to face Esteghlal on Thursday at the 80,000-seat Azadi Stadium in Tehran. “First of all, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Ebrahim

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Tehran derby in Bielefeld called off: report

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Tehran derby between Iranian football giants Persepolis and Esteghlal, scheduled for July 22 has been called off. The pre-season match was scheduled to be held at the Bielefeld Schüco Arena on July 22. The match was originally scheduled for July 16 but has been delayed to July 22 and finally cancelled after Persepolis reportedly

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German Football Association confirms Tehran derby in Bielefeld

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iranian football giants Persepolis and Esteghlal will play at the Bielefeld Schüco Arena on July 22. The German Football Association (DFB) has confirmed the match will be held in Bielefeld. The match was originally scheduled for July 16 but has been delayed to July 22. Iran Professional League champions Persepolis and runners-up Esteghlal could earn

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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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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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