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Portugal’s Ricardo Sa Pinto becomes Iran’s Esteghlal FC manager
Portuguese soccer coach Ricardo Sa Pinto has been appointed as new manager of Iranian soccer club Esteghlal.
Esteghlal FC’s manager Farhad Majidi joins UAE’s Ittihad Kalba
Iran’s Esteghlal FC’s manager Farhad Majidi has signed a contract with Emirati football club Ittihad Kalba to lead the team in the Persian Gulf country’s soccer league.
Croatian coach of Iran soccer team hails Iranians for ‘unique hospitality’
The Croatian head coach of Iran’s national soccer team, Dragan Skočić, has praised the Iranian people for “unique hospitality,” saying he has found Iran to be different from political misportrayals of the country.
‘Vice-president of Iran’s Football Federation arrested’
The vice-president of the Iranian Football Federation has been reportedly arrested by Iranian Intelligence Ministry agents in connection with a cryptocurrency scam.
Iran announces free visas for visitors during FIFA World Cup 2022
Iran’s government spokesman says the cabinet has approved free visas for visitors during the FIFA World Cup 2022, which will be held in Qatar.
Iran minister: Football fans in Mashhad wanted to enter stadium without tickets
Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said an inquiry shows that the events outside Mashhad’s Imam Reza Stadium happened because a number of football fans wanted to enter the stadium without tickets.
President Raisi calls for dealing with those behind iran football violence
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has ordered authorities to seriously deal with those responsible for mistreatment of female fans of football in the city of Mashhad.
Iran manager warns England ahead of World Cup opener
Iran boss Dragan Skocic has warned Gareth Southgate, English Football Manager: “I know we can beat you.”
FIFA rejects rumors of banning Iran from 2020 World Cup
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has dismissed rumors on social media that the Iranian soccer team may be banned from the upcoming 2020 World Cup in Qatar.
Iran’s Ali Daei among football legends leading group draw for FIFA World Cup
The final draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is to take place on Friday.
Raisi instructs interior minister to probe Mashhad football events
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has instructed Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi to investigate Tuesday’s incidents outside the city of Mashhad’s Imam Reza Stadium that hosted the FIFA World Cup qualifier match between Iran and Lebanon.
Iran defeat Lebanon 2-0 in World Cup qualifiers
Iran defeat Lebanon in the final match of their group in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the northwestern Iranian city of Mashhad with goals from Sardar Azmoun and Alireza Jahanbakhsh .
Iranian footballer hurt in birthday party
A member of Iran’s National Soccer Squad is hurt in a birthday party held for him by his teammates.
Tehran derby football match ends in draw
Tehran derby football match between Persepolis and Esteghlal ended in a 1-1 draw on Thursday.
Who is most extensive football manager in Qatar World Cup 2022?
Sports media website Sportal says Hansi Flick manager of Germany’s National Football Team is the most extensive football manager in Qatar World Cup 2022
Azizi Khadem removed from Iran football federation presidency
Shahaboddin Azizi Khadem has been removed from the presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran Football Federation.
Iran’s Privatization Org. decides price of two popular football clubs
The head of Iran’s Privatization Organization says the final value of the country’s popular soccer club Persepolis is 3,210 billion Tomans and the cash value of Esteghlal FC is 2,780 billion Tomans.
Iran invincible in World Cup 2022 qualifiers
Iran’s national football team or Team Melli on Tuesday beat the UAE 1-0 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, extending its winning streak in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Thieves steal Iranian football manager’s safe
Thieves stole iranian football coach Farhad Majidi’s safe from his house in a northern neighborhood of Tehran.
Iranian president congratulates Team Melli on qualifying for World Cup finals
In a message to the Iranian people, President Ebrahim Raisi has congratulated Iran’s national football team on its qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
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.
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.
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.
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.