Sunday, January 16, 2022



Veteran volleyball, wrestling manager Yazdani Khorram passes away

The former director of the national volleyball and wrestling federations of Iran, Mohammad Reza Yazdani Khorram, has passed away at the age of 75, after a period of a vascular disease.

World Cup qualifiers played by Iran open to spectators

Soccer fans in Iran can now go to stadiums to watch World Cup qualifiers played by Iran’s National Team.

AFC officially kicks Iranian giants out of Champions League

Top Iranian clubs Persepolis and Esteghlal have been officially kicked out of the Asian Champions League, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Friday.

Reza Darvish picked as managing director of Persepolis of Tehran

Reza Darvish has been picked as the new managing director of the Iranian capital’s football powerhouse Persepolis.

Iran futsal team, coach, players among world top 10

Iranian men's National Futsal Team, its coach and several male and female players were selected among global top 10 list by

China thanks Iran for firm stance against US boycott of Winter Olympics

The Chinese ambassador to Tehran has thanked Iran for firmly standing by his country in the face of a decision by the US to announce a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. In a twitter post on Sunday, Chang Hua shared a letter sent by President of Iran’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) Reza Salehi-Amiri to his Chinese counterpart in condemnation of the diplomatic boycott.

Iranian goalie nominated for best women goalkeeper of 2021

Iran futsal goalkeeper Farzaneh Tavasoli has been shortlisted for the best women goalkeeper of the world in 2021.

Top Iranian clubs Persepolis and Esteghlal kicked out of competition

The Asian Football Federation’s independent Entry Control Body has decided to revoke the licences of Persepolis FC, Esteghlal FC and Gol Gohar Sirjan FC, which are all soccer clubs from the Islamic Republic of Iran, to participate in the AFC Champions League 2022.

Long hair causes trouble for former footballer in Iran 

The long hair of a former soccer player with Iranian Football Club Perspolis has caused trouble for him. Shpejtim Arifi has received an SMS from the Iranian police, warning him to observe Islamic hijab.

Iranian footballer Sayyadmanesh in IFFHS team of 2021

Iranian star Allahyar Sayyadmanesh was chosen in the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) Men’s Youth (U-20) AFC Team of the Year.

Iranian footballers among best AFC Champions League in 2021

Three soccer players from two Iranian football clubs, Persepolis and Tractor, were selected among the Best AFC Champions League players in 2021.

Public walk held in to mark General Soleimani martyrdom anniversary

A mass public walk has been organized in Tehran to commemorate the second anniversary of the assassination of top Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, by the US in Iraq.

Iran Football Federation throws weight behind Mahdavikia

Iran's Football Federation has expressed support for former Team Melli captain Mehdi Mahdavikia who has been at the center of a controversy after he recently played in a friendly match wearing a shirt with small flags of all FIFA members, including Israel.

Iranian footballer Taremi 2021 best legionnaire in Asia

Iranian soccer player Mehdi Taremi became the best legionnaire of Asia in 2021, according to Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Ownership of Iran football giants transferred to two ministries

The ownership of two most popular football clubs of Iran, namely Esteghlal FC and Perspolis FC, has been transferred to two ministries following a decision by the country’s Ministry of Sports and Youths.

World’s ‘most powerful woman’ beats own record in truck-pulling

Iran’s Giti Mousavi, popularly known as the world’s most powerful woman, has beaten the record earlier set by herself in truck-pulling in the country’s northwestern city of Tabriz.

Iranian footballer Azmun selected best player of 2021 in Russia

Iranian footballer Sardar Azmoun, who plays for the Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg, has been voted as the best player of 2021 in Russia.

Rescuers find body of climber who went missing in Dizin heights

Iran's Red Crescent rescuers have found the body of a mountain climber who was among ten people who had gone missing in an area close to Dizin Ski Resort north of Tehran.

Iran keeper again best player of match in IHF women world champs

Iran’s goalkeeper Fatemeh Khalili has once more won the the title of the best player of the match in the President’s Cup of the IHF women world championships underway in Spain.

Iran athlete wins gold in 2021 Para Taekwondo World Champs

Iran’s representative has claimed the title in the women’s minus 57 kilogram category of the 2021 Para Taekwondo World Championship.

Iran’s football legend rescues convict from hanging

Iran’s football legend Ali Daei has rescued a death row convict from hanging.

Iran’s Sardar Azmoun scores for Zenit St. Petersburg against Chelsea

Iranian footballer Sardar Azmoun has scored a key goal for his team Zenit St. Petersburg in a UEFA Champions League match against Chelsea.

Iranian wrestlers win IWU’s awards

The international governing body of wrestling, the International Wrestling Union, has named three wrestlers, including the two Iranian Olympians Mohammadreza Geraei and Amir Zare as its Breakthrough Performance of the Year award winners.

Iran keeper best player of world handball match in Norway

The goalkeeper of the Iranian side in the women’s handball face-off with Norway has scored a feat, winning the player of the match.

Taremi: My goal against Chelsea not accidental

Mehdi Taremi, the Iranian striker of the Portugese FC Porto, has said he did not net for his club in the match against Chelsea by chance.

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