Iranian football legends Ali Karimi, Ali Daei bury the hatchet

February 23, 2018

TEHRAN – Sepidrood coach Ali Karimi and Saipa coach Ali Daei ended their feud ahead of a match in Iran Professional League (IPL) on Friday.

The war of words between Karimi, Daei started after the 2006 World Cup, where Team Melli failed to book a place in the next stage under guidance of Branko Ivankovic.

Afterward, Karimi accused Daei of being a selfish player who was playing just for his own reputation not for team.

Daei holds the record for most international goals with 109 in 149 caps, which is remarkably 25 more than the legendary Ferenc Puskas achieved for Hungary.

Karimi, known as the Wizard of Tehran, is arguably the most popular player in Iran.

Daei and Karimi both played in Iran’s Persepolis and Bayern Munich.

Sepidrood defeated Saipa 2-0 in Rasht’s Sardar-e Jangal Stadium.

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