Last Sunday was memorable for Iran's football fans around the world. In the Eredivisie, two top-six teams were lining up, with both featuring a striker from the West Asian nation. Alireza Jahanbakhsh was in AZ Alkmaar's attack, while Reza Ghoochannejhad was leading the line for SC Heerenveen. The former was on the winning team while the latter ended up on the scoresheet.
Iran have been Asia's top-ranked side for four years, and are well on course for a fifth World Cup appearance in 2018. "Team Melli,"...
Norwegian youngster Martin Odegaard has told Sport Bild he "still has a job to finish" at Real Madrid.
Odegaard, who joined Madrid at the age of 16 in January 2015, has made only one substitute La Liga appearance and joined Dutch club Heerenveen on an 18-month loan deal earlier this month.
But the Norway international stressed that he wanted to gain more experience and return to Madrid for "another attempt" at breaking through.
"My time at Real is not over yet," he said. "I am looking forward to...
Martin Odegaard has pledged to "prove what he can do" after joining Dutch side Heerenveen on loan from Real Madrid until June 2018.
Odegaard, 18, was unveiled to the media on Tuesday after the Eredivisie club announced they had reached an agreement for his temporary transfer.
The Norwegian attacking midfielder, who failed to break into Zinedine Zidane's senior squad, is eager to earn regular playing time and said: "I just want to say that I'm very happy and that this is an opportunity for me to...
Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard is set to seal a loan to Heerenveen, with the Dutch club saying the 18-year-old will be presented on Tuesday morning.
Odegaard has yet to earn a full chance with Madrid's senior team since signing as a 16-year-old in 2015. After one substitute appearance that May, he played with the club's Castilla reserve team last season.
He made his first competitive start for the senior team in November in a 6-1 thrashing of a lower-division side in the Copa del Rey.