Foolad defeat nine-man Esteghlal as Iran Pro League resumes
Tehran: Foolad Khuzestan defeated Esteghlal 2-1 as the Iran Pro League (IPL) resumed on Wednesday after being on a COVID-19 induced break since March.
Played behind closed doors, Rouzbeh Cheshmi gave visiting team Esteghlal the lead 12 minutes into the match at the Foolad Arena but defender Moussa Coulibaly levelled the score with a header in the 27th minute.
Kuala Lumpur: There's nothing quite like seeing a sweetly struck volley fly into the back of the net, and this week the-AFC.com shines the '5 of the Best' spotlight on these aesthetically pleasing goals.
Skocic: Tough but IR Iran still have a good chance
Tehran: Head coach Dragan Skokic has conceded that Islamic Republic of Iran face a tough task but is adamant that Team Melli will fight till the end in the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023.
Iran are seeking a third consecutive appearance at the FIFA World Cup Finals but back to back defeats to Bahrain and Iraq in Group C of the Asian Qualifiers left the Central Asian side third in the standings, although they have a match in hand.
Vote for your best Asian team at the FIFA World Cup: Midfielders
Kuala Lumpur: As the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who you, the fans, regard as the finest Asian players to have starred at the FIFA World Cup by compiling an all-time Best XI, we turn our attention to the midfield positions.
Kuala Lumpur: As the-AFC.com continues to look back on the best performers from recent AFC Champions League campaigns, there is another star-studded cast on offer this week as we ask you, the fans, to name your best midfielders from the 2017 tournament.