Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Football

Another Popular Footballer Dies of COVID-19 in Iran

Ali Ansarian, a former defender playing for the Iranian national team and Persepolis and a popular public figure, has died of COVID-19 at the age of 43.

Football Fans in Iran Pour into Streets to Celebrate Persepolis ACL Win

Iranian football fans defied COVID-19 restrictions and poured into the streets across the country on Saturday night to celebrate Persepolis football club’s victory over Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr team in the AFC Champions League semi-final match.

Iranians Outraged by AFC’s ‘Unfair’ Ban against Persepolis Striker

Iranian football fans have been shocked and outraged by the Asian Football Confederation’s Saturday decision to ban Persepolis top goal scorer Isa Alkasir for six months over his goal celebration in a recent AFC Champions League match.

Persepolis Wins Iran Pro League for 4th Consecutive Time

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Persepolis football team won its fourth successive title in the Iran Professional League (IPL).

Sardar Azmoun Named Top Goal Scorer of Russian Football League

Sardar Azmoun, the Iranian striker playing for Zenit Saint Petersburg, has finished the 2019/20 season at the Russian Premiere League as the top goal scorer after scoring against FC Rostov in the season’s last fixture.

Iran Submits Bid to Host 2027 AFC Asian Cup

The Islamic Republic of Iran has officially submitted its bid to host Asia’s top football tournament in 2027.

Iran’s Beiranvand Picked as Asia’s Best Footballer in World Cup History

Iranian footballer Alireza Beiranvand has been chosen as Asia’s best player in the World Cup history.

Iran Guarantees Security of Visiting Football Teams: Minister

Iran Minister of Sport and Youth Masoud Soltanifar says the Asian Football Confederation’s decision to ban Iran from hosting football matches has been made under the influence of anti-Iran media, and that the Iranian government guarantees the security of football teams visiting Iran.

Iranian Football Clubs to Withdraw from AFC Champions League

Four Iranian football clubs have vowed to withdraw from the AFC Champions League if the AFC does not take back its "politically-motivated" decision to ban them from hosting their rivals in Iran.

20-Year-Old Girl Breaks Iran Clean Sheet Record

Zahra Khajavi, a goalkeeper playing for a women’s football club in Iran’s Kurdistan Province, has broken the country’s clean sheet record after not conceding a goal for 950 minutes.

Esteghlal Coach Stramaccioni Finally Gets Paid at Iran’s Rome Embassy

The Italian head coach of Iran’s Esteghlal Tehran Football Club, Andrea Stramaccioni, has finally received part of his overdue salary payments after the representative of an Iranian bank gave him a check at Iran’s Embassy in Rome.

Dutch Football Legend Seedorf Enjoys Warm Reception in Iran

Dutch professional football coach and former player Clarence Clyde Seedorf seems to have really enjoyed his holiday in Tehran.

Kish Island Great Choice for Family Vacations in Autumn

Kish Island, a resort island in the south of the country, with its white sand beaches and coral reefs, has long been a major destination for Iranian and foreign tourists.

Iran Celebrates Women’s First Free Stadium Attendance with 14 Goals

Iran’s national football team pulled off a landslide victory over Cambodia, scoring seven in either half to send them well clear at the top of Group C, in a day when Iranian women were allowed to freely attend the stadium for the first time in 40 years.

Iran Vice President: Women’s Entry into Stadiums A Step Forward

Vice President of Iran for Women and Family Affairs has lauded the admission of women to football stadiums as an important step forward for the protection of women’s rights.

Iran Football: Persepolis Defeats Archrival Esteghlal in Tehran Derby

Persepolis have won the 90th Tehran Derby after edging past Esteghlal 1-nil in the fourth week of Iran’s professional league.

Iran Says Preparing Conditions for Women to Go to Stadiums

Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei says women are now allowed to go to stadiums to watch all international football matches, and conditions are being prepared for club matches as well.

Iran Is Safe, Beautiful: Marc Wilmots

Marc Wilmots, the new Belgian manager of Iran’s national football team, better known as Team Melli, describes Iran as a safe and beautiful country a few weeks after his arrival.

Iran Hires Marc Wilmots as New Manager of Team Melli

The Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran has reached a final agreement with Belgian manager Marc Wilmots, and signed a contract with him as the new head of Iran’s National Football Team until the end of FIFA World Cup 2022.

Persepolis Claims Iran Pro League for 3rd Consecutive Time

Persepolis have won their 3rd successive title in Iran’s top flight, known as the Persian Gulf Pro League, after defeating their hosts Pars Jonoubi Jam, 1-0, on the final day of the Season.

World’s View of Iran Is Wrong: Croat Football Player

Mario Budimir, a Croatian football player who plays for Iran’s Persepolis Football Club, says the world has a wrong view of Iran but Tehran can surprise any visitor.

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.

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.

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