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ACL: Japanese Referee to Officiate Al Jazira v Persepolis 05 May 2018

ACL: Japanese Referee to Officiate Al Jazira v Persepolis

 Hiroyuki Kimura has been named as referee of the UAE’s Al Jazira and Persepolis of Iran match in the AFC Champions League Round of 16 first-leg. The match has been scheduled to take place at the Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates on Monday. The Japanese referee will be assisted […]

Persepolis FC 1-0 Al Sadd SC 17 Apr 2018

Persepolis FC 1-0 Al Sadd SC

Tehran: Islamic Republic of Iran’s Persepolis will head into the Knockout Stage of the 2018 AFC Champions League as winners of Group C, after overcoming Qatar’s Al Sadd with a 1-0 win on Matchday Six. Backed by a vociferous home crowd, Persepolis needed less than three minutes to go in front. Mohammed Ansari whipped in […]

Iranian Football Clubs Move in Rankings 10 Apr 2018

Iranian Football Clubs Move in Rankings

Persepolis, Esteghlal and Zob Ahan football teams of Iran have moved up in the latest Soccer Clubs Rankings. Persepolis has moved up nine places to 158th in the rankings and Esteghlal has climbed 26 places to 192nd, clubworldranking.com reported. Zob Ahan also moved up nine places to 311th. Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia is the […]

Persepolis, Esteghlal seal spots at ACL knockout stage 03 Apr 2018

Persepolis, Esteghlal seal spots at ACL knockout stage

Iranian football teams Persepolis and Esteghlal booked their places at the AFC Champions League Round of 16 on Monday. Last year’s semi-finalists Persepolis sealed their place with a 0-0 draw against Uzbekistan’s FC Nasaf, as the Iranian side claimed a better head-to-head record in their Group C campaign. The Reds dominated possession throughout the opening […]

Persepolis aim to reach ACL final: Branko Ivankovic 12 Mar 2018

Persepolis aim to reach ACL final: Branko Ivankovic

TEHRAN – Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic says they are aiming to reach the AFC Champions League final match for the first time. The Iranian giants qualified for the ACL semi-final last year but failed to book a place in the final match after being defeated by Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal. The Croat says Persepolis want […]

Esteghlal wins 86th Tehran derby 01 Mar 2018

Esteghlal wins 86th Tehran derby

TEHRAN– The two Iranian professional clubs Persepolis and Esteghlal challenged each other today for the 86th Tehran derby as the biggest domestic fixture in Iranian football. Vouria Ghafouri scored Esteghlal’s only goal in the 44 minute. FIFA President Gianni Infantino watched the match at Azadi Stadium.

ACL: Iran’s Persepolis sink Nasaf Qarshi 14 Feb 2018

ACL: Iran’s Persepolis sink Nasaf Qarshi

TEHRAN – Persepolis were in a class of their own as they defeated FC Nasaf to open their 2018 AFC Champions League Group C campaign on a high on Tuesday. The 2017 semi-finalist took the lead 20 minutes in when Nigerian forward Godwin Mensha headed home Vahid Amiri’s cross from the right flank to put […]

Persepolis Striker Alipour Invited to National Team: Report 13 Feb 2018

Persepolis Striker Alipour Invited to National Team: Report

Following a string of impressive performances in Iran Professional League (IPL) with Persepolis, Ali Alipour was invited to Iran national football team. Iranian media reports suggest that the 23-year-old forward has been called up by Carlos Queiroz to join Team Melli for the first time. Alipour started his career with Nassaji Mazandaran in 2011. He […]

First match the toughest: Branko Ivankovic 12 Feb 2018

First match the toughest: Branko Ivankovic

TEHRAN – Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic says the first match in a tournament can be the most difficult match. Persepolis football team will host Uzbekistan’s Nasaf Qarshi in Group C of the 2018 AFC Champions League in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Tuesday. The Iranian giants’ outstanding form led them to achieve their best AFC Champions […]

Persepolis Boosted ahead of Tehran Derby by Hazfi Cup Win 22 Oct 2017

Persepolis Boosted ahead of Tehran Derby by Hazfi Cup Win

TEHRAN  – Persepolis received a boost ahead of Tehran derby by defeating Naft Tehran football team in Iran’s Hazfi Cup Round of 32. The Reds beat Naft 2-0 in Tehran’s Aazdi Stadium. Godwin Menshah was on target in the 73rd minute and Ali Alipour made it 2-0 from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute. […]