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Iranian Winger Jahanbakhsh Joins Brighton for Club-Record Fee

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, which currently competes in the Premier League, has completed the signing of Iranian professional winger and attacking midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh for a “club record fee” from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar.

Belgium Highly Dangerous in Counterattacks: AFC Instructor

An Iranian instructor of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) says the Belgian national football team has a great chance for success in the 2018 FIFA World Cup thanks to its players’ great capabilities and mental power.

FIFA to Sue Saudi Channel for Illegally Broadcasting World Cup

FIFA, the governing body of association football, said on Wednesday it has engaged legal counsel to take action in Saudi Arabia against television channel beoutQ, which is widely available in the kingdom, for continuing to illegally broadcast the 2018 World Cup.

Child Worker Meets His Football Hero Alireza Jahanbakhsh

A young Iranian boy, who had been photographed wearing a white shirt with a paper tag bearing the name of professional Iranian footballer Alireza Jahanbakhsh Jirandeh on, has finally come face-to-face with his idol.

Iranian Referee Still Hopeful to Officiate FIFA World Cup Final

Iranian football referee Alireza Faghani still has a good chance to be appointed as the main judge of the FIFA World Cup’s final match thanks to his excellent performance during the international tournament.

Africans Eager to Hire Iran’s Head Coach Queiroz

Football federations of two African countries have expressed willingness to hire Team Melli’s head coach Carlos Quiroz, amid rumours that the Portuguese manager has bid farewell to his assistants. 

Team Melli Receives Warm Reception upon Return to Tehran

A huge crowd of fans flocked to Imam Khomeini International Airport in southern Tehran at 4 am to give a very warm welcome to the national Iranian football team, which returned home after showing a brilliant performance at the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Iran Bids Farewell to FIFA World Cup with Heads Held High

Iran’s national football squad failed to advance to the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after being held 1-1 by Portugal, although it delivered an impressive performance and came so close to causing a stunning upset on a night of high drama.

Iranian Woman Makes Football with Flags of All World Cup Teams

An Iranian woman from the city of Yazd has made a football on which the flags of 32 countries participating in FIFA World Cup 2018 can be seen.
Saeid Ezatollahi

“Iranian Footballers Have Nothing to Lose against Portugal”

Iranian midfielder Saeid Ezatollahi is hopeful Iran could emerge victorious in its Monday match against Portugal in the 2018 World Cup, as Iran’s football squad is poised not to lose its first real opportunity in history to advance to the knockout stage of the world’s most popular sport event.   

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