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Queiroz Happy with Iran’s FIFA World Cup Draw

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz says he is personally happy to be drawn with Spain and Portugal.

Saudi, UAE Say Won’t Play ACL Matches in Iran or Qatar

Saudi and Emirati officials say their football teams in the AFC Champions League will neither play in Iran, nor in Qatar.
Maedeh Alaghmand

Iran State Broadcaster Uses Female Commentator for First Time

For the first time, an Iranian woman gave a full commentary of a match in real time for the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).

Iran Drawn with Portugal, Spain in 2018 FIFA World Cup

Iran’s national football team has been drawn with football powerhouses of Europe, Portugal and Spain, as well as Morocco in Group B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Real Madrid Ex-Captain Raises Funds for Iran Quake-Hit People

Michel Salgado, the former captain of Real Madrid football team, has donated one of his signed shirts to raise funds for the quake-hit Iranians in the western province of Kermanshah.
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Iran Football Federation, Iranian Futsal Player Praised at AFC Awards

Iran’s Football Federation and Iranian futsal player Ali-Asghar Hassanzadeh have received top awards at the Asian Football Confederation’s annual awards ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Iran’s Hassanzadeh to Be Named AFC Futsal Player of Year

Iranian futsal player Ali-Asghar Hassanzadeh will be named the AFC Futsal Player of the Year for a third time following his brilliant performance at this year’s Asian competitions.
Surgeon-cum-Referee Skips Match to Help Quake Victims

Surgeon-cum-Referee Skips Match to Help Quake Victims

A top Iranian football referee, who is also an orthopedic surgeon, has missed a match he was supposed to judge to help victims of the recent earthquake.
Football Int’l Language for All: World Cup Draw Hostess

Football Int’l Language for All: World Cup Draw Hostess

A Russian journalist picked to host the ceremony for the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup says she is very excited.

American Wrestling Champion Sympathizes with Quake-Hit Iranians

American world and Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling Jordan Burroughs has extended condolences to the families of the victims of the recent deadly earthquake in Iran.

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