News and reports from international and domestic athletic competitions across the range of sports, from local stories to tournaments on the world stage.

Assad’s Supporters, Dissidents Keep Syria’s Hopes Alive for FIFA World Cup

The Syrian national football team, composed of both pro- and anti-government players, managed to gain a draw against Iran and advance to the next round of FIFA World Cup qualifications in Asia.

Iran Seizes Late Winner against Paraguay at Futsal World Cup Quarterfinal

Iranian national futsal team beat Paraguay 4-3 in the Futsal World Cup quarterfinal match in Colombia early Sunday.
Iran Makes History by Finishing 3rd in Beach Soccer World Cup

Iran Makes History by Finishing 3rd in Beach Soccer World Cup

Iran national team ended their Bahamas 2017 campaign on a high with a 5-3 win against Italy in the play-off for third place to become Asia's highest ever finishers at the Beach Soccer World Cup.
Javad Nekounam

Iranian Football Coach Warns against Underestimating Syria

Javad Nekounam, the assistant coach of Iran’s National Football Team, has seriously warned his team and the Iranian football society against underestimating Syria in the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifying match.
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Foolad Claims Iran Professional League Title

Foolad of Ahvaz clinched the title of the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Friday.

Iran’s Ansarifard Named Europa League Player of the Week

Iranian football player Karim Ansarifard of Greek football club Olympiacos was named the UEFA Europa League’s “Player of the Week.”
Sareh Javanmardi

Javanmardi Voted Best Female Athlete of Month

Sareh Javanmardi was voted by the public as the Best Female Athlete of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games for September.

Iran’s Khadem Elected as United World Wrestling Bureau Member

Rasoul Khadem, the President of Iran’s Wrestling Federation, was elected as a bureau member of the United World Wrestling.
Mojtaba Abedini

Iranian Athlete Dedicates Medal to Deceased Firefighters

Mojtaba Abedini, an Iranian sabre fencer, dedicated his World Cup silver medal to Iranian firefighters who lost their lives in the recent Plasco incident in Tehran.
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A man who swims against the elements (Photos)

Iran’s Ice Man braves the elements and goes swimming in the dead of winter.

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