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Iran celebrates 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

The Islamic Republic of Iran's national football team have defeated Iraq 1-0 to seal a berth at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Iran book place at the 2023 World Men’s Handball Championship

Iran have defeated Kuwait 27-26 in Group II of the 2022 Asian Handball Championship and automatically qualified for the 2023 World Handball Championship for the first time since 2015.

Iran’s Vafaei makes history, wins snooker ranking title

Hossein Vafaei became the first Iranian player to win a ranking title with a victory over Welsh professional snooker player, Mark Williams, in the final of the Snooker Shoot Out.

Iran futsal team moves up one place in world ranking

Futsal World Ranking has released its latest rankings of the national futsal teams, and the national men's futsal team of Iran has improved its position.

Iranian girl becomes 1st to win match in Australia tennis games

Meshkatolzahra Safi, the first Iranian girl to play in Australia’s junior tennis Grand Slam, has made history by becoming the first to win a match in the tournament, in a victory that the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) hailed as a “milestone.”

FIFA chief to visit Iran; Infantino top meet President Raisi

The director of Iran’s Football Federation says he and his colleagues have made arrangements for a meeting between Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and FIFA President Giovanni Vincenzo Infantino during his upcoming visit to Iran.

2k women to watch Iran FIFA qualifiers in stadiums

Iranian football officials have decided to allow two-thousand women to go to a Tehran’s stadium to watch the FIFA world cup qualifiers against Iraq and the United Arab Emirates.

Funeral procession held for former Iranian volleyball and wrestling icon

People hold a funeral ceremony for the former head of Iran’s Volleyball and Wrestling Federations Mohamamdreza Yazdani Khorram.

Iran footballer Taremi second-best striker in Portuguese league

Iranian footballer Mehdi Taremi was selected as the second-best striker in the first half of the Portuguese league after the striker of the Benfica football team.

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.

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