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The latest news, views, and developments about football as covered by Iranian media outlets.
Persepolis Beats Arch-Rival Esteghlal in Tehran Derby

Persepolis Beats Arch-Rival Esteghlal in Tehran Derby

Persepolis defeated its arch-rival Esteghlal football team thanks to a goal from Ali Alipour on Thursday.
Iranian Cleric Turns Out to Be Lionel Messi’s Second Lookalike

Iranian Cleric Turns Out to Be Lionel Messi’s Second Lookalike

A photo of an Iranian cleric who seems to be another double of famous footballer Lionel Messi has gone viral in Iran.

ISIS Terrorist Group Threatens to Attack FIFA World Cup

A propaganda cell of ISIS terrorist group has released a doctored image of Argentina and Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, where he is seen crying blood, in a fresh threat to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Iran Defeats Mexico to Book Place in FIFA U-17 World Cup Quarters

Iran Defeats Mexico to Book Place in FIFA U-17 World Cup Quarters

Iran reached its first-ever quarter-final at the FIFA U-17 World Cup after defeating Mexico 2-1 on Tuesday.

Saudis Banned from Wearing Casual Outfit in Stadiums

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has imposed new rules on sports fans, banning them from wearing casual clothes to games as such dress is 'inappropriate'.
Winfried Schäfer

Winfried Schäfer Appointed Head Coach of Iran’s Esteghlal

German football manager and former player Winfried Schäfer will arrive in the Iranian capital on Monday night to start managing Tehran football giants Esteghlal.

Östersund Player Chooses to Play for Iran despite Sweden Invitation

Östersund’s Iranian-Swedish midfielder Saman Ghoddos has finally decided to wear the jersey of Iran’s national football team despite being invited to play for Sweden, the Swedish TV announced.
Iran May Hold Its FIFA World Cup Training Camp in Chechnya

Iran May Hold Its FIFA World Cup Training Camp in Chechnya

The director of the Akhmat-Arena stadium in the Chechnya Republic of the Russian Federation has announced that Iran's national football team may possibly stay in this region for its training camps before the 2018 FIFA World Cup.  

Iran Football 7-a-side Wins Silver at World Championships

The Iranian men’s national 7-a-side football team finished runner-up in the 2017 IFCPF CP Football World Championships, after it lost the final match to Ukraine.
Volleyball

Iran Top Sports Power in Asia: Korean Website

The recent successes of Iran's football and volleyball teams have prompted a Korean website to praise the Islamic Republic for its historic achievements.

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