Sporting Digest: Football

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Iran have named Mansour Pourheidari, previously with the Tehran side Esteqlal, as the new coach of the national team. He becomes Iran's fifth coach in the past year.

Everton women started the defence of their Premier League title with a goalless draw with Croydon today. Last year's runners-up and double cup-winners, Arsenal, saw off Bradford 3-0, while Doncaster defeated Tranmere 3-1.