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Sport above politics 28 Nov 2017

Sport above politics

The Iranian football teams cannot play in front of their eager fans against Saudi Arabian teams just for political reasons, however sport is always above politics. In March 2016, AFC had ruled the clubs from Saudi Arabia and Iran had to play each other at neutral venues. The decision was taken after two countries failed […]

Japan’s Urawa Reds Claims AFC Champions League Title 25 Nov 2017

Japan’s Urawa Reds Claims AFC Champions League Title

TEHRAN  – Japan’s Urawa Reds football team defeated 10-man Al Hilal 1-0 on Saturday to win the Asian Champions League for a second time. Brazilian Rafael Silva smashed a late winner in 88th minute at Saitama Stadium. The forward scored in last weekend’s 1-1 first-leg draw in Riyadh. With 12 minutes remaining, Al Hilal’s Salem […]

Iran Nominated for Three AFC Awards 18 Nov 2017

Iran Nominated for Three AFC Awards

TEHRAN – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced the full list of nominees for this year’s AFC Annual Awards. The gala will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on Nov. 29. Iran Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (IFFIRI), Japan Football Association and Korea Football Association have been nominated for the AFC Member Association of […]

Ivankovic: Persepolis will fight until the last second 15 Oct 2017

Ivankovic: Persepolis will fight until the last second

Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic says that they will fight until the last second against Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal in the second leg of the AFC Champions League semi-final. The Iranian giant suffered a disappointing 4-0 defeat against Al Hilal last month and now face an uphill task in return match. “First of all, we are […]

Iran Books AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Ticket 23 Sep 2017

Iran Books AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Ticket

TEHRAN  – Iran powered its way into the AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Malaysia after a 2-1 win over 10-man Afghanistan in a Group C tie at the Enghelab Stadium on Friday. Iran went ahead in the 26th minute through Mahdi Seyedi. Amir Jafari added the second for Iran in the 69th minute as Afghanistan struggled […]

Iran Beats Lebanon at AFC U-16 2018 Qualifiers 19 Sep 2017

Iran Beats Lebanon at AFC U-16 2018 Qualifiers

TEHRAN– Iran began its 2018 AFC U-16 Qualifiers campaign with a win over Lebanon on Monday in Karaj’s Enghelab Stadium, west of Tehran. Abbas Chamanian’s boys defeated Lebanon 3-0 in the five-team Group C. Iranian defender Hossein Shahverdi broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute, before Amirhossein Azizi doubled Iran’s advantage a minute later. Mahdi […]

Persepolis Makes History in AFC Champions League 13 Sep 2017

Persepolis Makes History in AFC Champions League

Persepolis football team of Iran made history in the AFC Champions League after defeating Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia 3-1 at the Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the UAE on Tuesday. Ali Alipour scored an early goal for Persepolis but Kamal Kamyabinia was sent off in the 12th minute for a dangerous tackle […]