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Qalenoie named as manager of Iran’s National Football Team
Amir Qalenoie was rehired as the head coach of Iran’s National Football Team, known as Team Melli. He will replace Carlos Queiroz.
Iran lifts travel ban on football legend Ali Daei
Iranian authorities have lifted a ban on football legend Ali Daei and his wife.
Iranian karateka seeks asylum in Switzerland
An Iranian karateka has applied for asylum in Switzerland after participating in competitions in France.
Iran’s footballer Taremi ranks 4th in top scorer ranking in 2022: UEFA
Striker of Iran’s national soccer team and FC Porto club, Mehdi Taremi, is among the top scorers for his club and country in 2022.
Iran’s Kurash lady crowned world’s best female player of year
Iranian Kurash player Fatemeh Barmaki has been crowned as the world’s best female athlete of the year 2022 in her sports category by the International Kurash Federation.
Two Iranians selected top AAWC coaches of 2022
Mohammad Bana and Pejman Dorostkar have been crowned the best wrestling coaches of the Asian Associated Wrestling Committee (AAWC) in 2022.
Iranian bodybuilder wins 2022 Mr. Olympia title
Renowned Iranian bodybuilder Hadi Choopan, known as ‘Iranian Wolf', won the 2022 Mr. Olympia contest.
Iranian freestyle wrestler among world’s top 5
Iranian athlete Kamran Ghasempour's name is mentioned in the list of the top five freestyle wrestlers in the 2022 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup.
Iranian wrestlers denied US visas for world champions
Iran Wrestling Federation announced that the US government has not issued visas to three Iranian freestyle wrestlers and two coaches to take part in World Cup tournament.
Iranian soccer player Voria Ghafouri released from detention
The Iranian Judiciary says soccer player Voria Ghafouri has been released from detention, days after he was taken into custody on charges of “insulting” officials over protests in the country and the national soccer team.
Iranian president congratulates Qatar’s Emir over World Cup
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has congratulated Qatar on successfully holding the FIFA World Cup 2022 during a telephone conversation with the Qatari emir.
US team display Iran flag without emblem, violating FIFA rules
The US men’s football team displayed Iran’s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic ahead of the two nations' World Cup match on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia head coach says no one imagined his squad performance at World Cup
Saudi Arabia coach Herve Renard said that no one in the world had imagined that his team could perform in the way they did, despite their 2-0 loss to Poland in the World Cup Group C on Saturday.
US coach says no political football for Iran clash
United States coach Gregg Berhalter says politics would not come into his team's must-win World Cup match with Iran following the Americans' battling draw with England on Friday.
Iran president, FM congratulate National Football Team over beating Wales at World Cup
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian have congratulated Iran’s National Football Team (Team Melli) on winning the second match of the World Cup against Wales.
World Cup 2022: Iran makes comeback after 2-0 win against Wales
Iran scored two late goals to gain its first win at the Qatar World Cup during a crunch game against Wales at Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium in Doha.
Iranian footballer Vooria Ghafouri detained for “insulting Team Melli”
Security forces in Iran have arrested a footballer for “insulting government officials over the protests in the Islamic Republic and affronting the national Iranian football team.”
Iranian elderly man breaks record for keepie-uppies
A 67-year-old former soccer player sets a new record for kick-ups in Iran’s north-central province of Semnan.
Iran sitting volleyball team snatches gold medal for 8th time
Iran's men's national sitting volleyball team won the gold medal at the World Sitting Volleyball Championship in Sarajevo. This is the eighth time the team ranks first in the world championship.
Ex-FIFA chief says Qatar World Cup “a mistake”
Sepp Blatter, the former president of FIFA when Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup hosting rights in 2010, told Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger that "the choice was a mistake."
Iran team wins World Beach Soccer Cup
Iran national beach football team defeated Brazil at the 2022 UAE Intercontinental Beach Football to become Asia-America champion.
Iran’s Greco-Roman wrestlers stand first in world
Iranian national Greco-Roman team beat host team Azerbaijan Republic "despite referees' biased judgement" to become world champion of 2022.
Iranian paper blasts govt. for losing economic opportunities offered by Qatar World Cup
Iran’s Etelaat newspaper has strongly criticized officials for their handling of the situation ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Iran will only participate in wrestling World Cup in US if visas issued for all team members: Official
An Iranian sports official says if the United States does not issue visas for all members of Iran’s national freestyle wrestling team, Iran will not participate in upcoming World Cup games in December.
Qatar evicts thousands of Doha–based workers ahead of World Cup
Qatar has emptied apartment blocks housing thousands of foreign workers in the same areas in downtown the capital Doha where visiting soccer fans will stay during the World Cup, workers who were evicted from their homes told Reuters.