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Iran Congratulates Qatar on Claiming AFC Asian Cup Title

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday congratulated the Qatari government, nation and national football team after the Arab country claimed the title at the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup.

Team Melli Defeat Dashes Hopes of Wining AFC Asian Cup After 43 Years

Title-contender Japan national football team defeated Iran 3-0 to reach the 2019 AFC Asian Cup on Monday, destroying hopes among Iranians of winning the cup after a 43-year break.
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Iran Smashes China at AFC Asian Cup Quarter-Final

A consummate performance by Sardar Azmoun laid the foundation for the Islamic Republic of Iran’s 3-0 win over China PR as Team Melli eased into the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 semi-finals on Thursday.

Qatar’s Awarding of Windcatcher Scale Model Raises Eyebrows in Iran

Last week, Iranian netizens were shocked to see Qatari officials awarding a scale model of windcatchers to Paris Saint-Germain staff who had won a traditional camel race in the peninsular nation.

Iran Thrash Yemen in Asian Cup Opener

Iran’s national football team had a stormy debut as the players kicked off their AFC Asian Cup Group D campaign with a crushing 5-0 win over Yemen at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in the UAE.

UAE Bars Top Qatari Football Official from Attending Asian Cup

The United Arab Emirate has, in a politically-motivated move, prevented Qatari Vice President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Saud al-Muhannadi from taking part in the AFC Asian Cup tournament, which is to start on Saturday.

FIFA Surprised By Iranian Inventor’s VAR

An Iranian inventor has successfully tested a home-grown Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system, creating hope that endless quarrels over human errors in refereeing Iranian football could be ended.

Two Iranian Women to Judge European Futsal Games

For the first time in Iran’s futsal history, two Iranian women futsal judges are appointed to judge the European Women's Futsal Cup, chairman of the Football Federation Refereeing Department, Davood Rafati, announced here on Monday.

Iranian Clubs Learn Rivals in 2019 AFC Champions League

Iranian football teams Esteghlal and Persepolis learned their opponents at the group stage of the 2019 AFC Champions League (ACL) on Thursday.

Iran’s Most Advanced Football Stadium Opens in Ahvaz

Foolad Arena, the most technologically advanced stadium of Iran, was officially opened in the south-western city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan province on Tuesday.

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