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“Qatar May Use Iran’s Kish Island for 2022 FIFA World Cup”

Iran’s Sports Minister Massoud Soltanifar says Qatar can use the facilities of Kish Island in southern Iran for hosting the national teams competing in the football world cup in 2022.

Iran Unveils Rugs Woven for Rivals at 2018 FIFA World Cup

Iran has unveiled three rugs woven by highly-skilled Iranian artists to be gifted to Team Melli’s Group Stage rivals at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Iran’s Persepolis, Esteghlal Advance to ACL Knockout Stage as Table-Toppers

Iran's Persian Gulf Pro League professional soccer clubs Persepolis and Esteghlal have registered valuable victories over their rivals in the group stage of the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League, and progressed to the next level of the tournament.

Iranian Zurkhaneh Sports Growing Popular in South Korea

In recent years, South Korea has shown its interest in developing the Zurkhaneh (Pahlavani) sports through the management of the issues related to this original Iranian sport across the Asian continent.

Persepolis Wins Iran Pro League Title for Second Consecutive Year

Persepolis FC, the most popular football team in Iran, has once again been crowned the champion of Persian Gulf professional league with three weeks to go until the end of the season.

Iran Beats Algeria in FIFA World Cup Warm-up

The Iran men’s national football team, domestically known as Team Melli, has defeated Algeria in a friendly fixture as part of its preparations for the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup.

Saudi-led Bloc Wants Qatar to Abandon World Cup Hosting to Lift Blockade

The Arab countries that imposed a blockade on Qatar have asked Doha to give up its right to host the football world cup in 2022 in exchange for lifting of the siege, a Qatari official claimed.

Iran Holds First Women’s Triathlon National Championship

The first national triathlon championship was held in Tehran’s Azadi sports complex on Thursday, in the presence of International Triathlon Union President Marisol Casado.

Street Gymnastics Contest Held in Iranian Capital

The first edition of a gymnastics competition was recently held in the middle of the iconic Azadi Tower in central Tehran.

Iranian MP Calls for Removal of Ban on Playing against Israeli Athletes

An Iranian lawmaker says playing against Israeli opponents at international sports matches doesn’t necessarily mean the recognition of the Israeli regime, and the law that bans Iranians from competing against Israelis must be revised.

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