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Premier League
Alireza Jahanbakhsh rising to the challenge for Brighton
08:01 Saturday 4th January 2020

Much was expected from Alireza Jahanbakhsh when he moved to Brighton in 2018. The Iranian turned heads in the Eredivisie when he emerged as the greatest talent of the season alongside Memphis Depay in 2013/14. He went on to become the…

Premier League
Brighton steal a march on Premier League big spenders with Alireza Jahanbakhsh signing
12:00 Saturday 4th August 2018

Clubs throughout the Premier League throw tens of millions of pounds at multiple players. Manchester City spent an estimated £60 million on Riyad Mahrez, who probably won't start regularly. Liverpool exceeded that purchase…

World Cup
World Cup Group B: Iran hope to pour further misery on Spain
12:30 Wednesday 20th June 2018

If you were forecasting every match in this World Cup before the tournament started last Thursday, Iran v Spain at the 45,000-seat Kazan Arena would be straightforward. Spain would be looking to all but lock down progression to the knockout…

Netherlands
Alireza Jahanbakhsh: The Iranian breaking new ground in Europe
13:00 Monday 12th February 2018

Throughout history, Iranian sports was all body-building and freestyle wrestling. Persian kids bragged about flesh. Some didn't, however. Today, football has taken over. Alireza Jahanbakhsh, the torch-bearer for football in Iran. Iranian…