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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.

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.

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.

Iranian footballer Azmun selected best player of 2021 in Russia

Iranian footballer Sardar Azmoun, who plays for the Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg, has been voted as the best player of 2021 in Russia.

Iran’s Sardar Azmoun scores for Zenit St. Petersburg against Chelsea

Iranian footballer Sardar Azmoun has scored a key goal for his team Zenit St. Petersburg in a UEFA Champions League match against Chelsea.

Taremi: My goal against Chelsea not accidental

Mehdi Taremi, the Iranian striker of the Portugese FC Porto, has said he did not net for his club in the match against Chelsea by chance.

Ali Daei gives shirt as memento to Australian ambassador

Former Iranian footballer Ali Daei has given a shirt of Iran’s National Team to Australian Ambassador to Tehran Lyndall Sachs.

Iranian National Football team goalie has entry in Guinness Book

The Iranian National Football Team’s goalie Alireza Beiranvand has entered the Guinness Book of Records for the longest goalie throw of all time.

Iran maintain unbeaten run with dramatic win over Lebanon

Iran's national football team have secured a dramatic win over Lebanon, retaining their position at top of Group A of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Body organs of Iran soccer fan donated

The body organs of one of the fans of the Tehran soccer powerhouse Persepolis have been donated following his untimely death.

Persepolis suffers defeat against Al Hilal in 2021 ACL quarters

Iran’s Persepolis has suffered a 3-0 defeat against Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal football team in quarterfinals round of the 2021 AFC Champions League.

Iran beat UAE 1-0 in World Cup qualifiers

Iran’s Team Melli (national football team) have extended their seven-match unbeaten streak as they continued their perfect run in the World Cup 2022 qualifiers.

Iran to Face South Korea in 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, women spectators

The Iranian and South Korean national football teams will face each other for a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on October 12.

Ali Daei helps release 18 unintentional offences inmates

Iranian football legend Ali Daei and a group of benefactors have helped release 18 prisoners held for unintentional offences.

Iran thrash Bangladesh at AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 qualifiers

The Islamic Republic of Iran women's national football team have heavily defeated Bangladesh in qualifying matches for the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup.

Esteghlal Tehran Eliminated from AFC Champions League

During the match hosted by the Al-Wasl Stadium in Dubai, Esteghlal began things well but gradually lost the ground to Al-Hilal. Farhad Majidi’s side had...

Iranian Azmoun named Zenit’s footballer of the month

Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun has been named Zenit Saint Petersburg’s footballer of the month. The 26-year-old was voted player of the months of July and August by Zenit’s supporters.

Ali Daei Praises Ronaldo After Beating World Top Scorer Record

Former Iranian national football team striker Ali Daei, who held the title of the top international men’s football goal scorer for 17 years, has praised Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, after he snatched his title.

Syria Coach Accuses AFC of Having Bias Towards Iran

The Syrian national football coach, in a complaint lodged with the AFC, says designating Tehran as the host in the upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifier is “unfair”.

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