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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.

Iran to Host Some 2022 World Cup Teams If FIFA Agrees: Qatar

A Qatari official says some of the teams participating in the FIFA World Cup 2022 may be accommodated in Iran’s Kish Island as the Arab country lacks enough accommodation facilities to host all the guests.

FIFA Hails Presence of Iranian Women Fans at Football Match

The president of the world football body has thanked the Iranian president for allowing Iranian women to go to the stadium to watch a football match.

Iran Urges FIFA to Keep Politics Out of Sports 

Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has called on the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to separate political issues from football.

Persepolis vs Kashima Antlers Match Breaks ACL Final’s Attendance Record

A new attendance record is going to be set as Iran’s Persepolis take on Japan’s Kashima Antlers in the second leg of the AFC Champions League Final 2018 at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran on November 10.
Ticket Sale Website Down after 1.5m Rush to Book Place at ACL Final

Ticket Sale Website Down after 1.5m Rush to Book Place at ACL Final

Over 1.5 million people have rushed to book their tickets for the second leg of the AFC Champions League final match between Persepolis of Iran and Kashima Antlers of Japan, to be held this weekend in Tehran.

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