AFC statement on IR Iran

AFC Mehdi Taj

AFC - The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is closely monitoring the current issues faced by the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) with regard to the announcement of a Law by the Republic Parliament designating the FFIRI as a Non Government public body and prohibiting the engagement of retired personnel.   

Trinidad Captain Hyland Expects Tough Match against Iran

Khaleem Hyland

Tasnim - Trinidad and Tobago football team captain Khaleem Hyland is expecting a tough game against hosts Iran, on Thursday, when both teams meet in a friendly encounter at the Azadi Stadium, Tehran.

I am proud of my Iranian origin: Afshin Ghotbi

Afshin Ghotbi

Tehran Times - Ex-Iran and Persepolis football teams head coach Afshin Ghotbi says he is proud of his Persian origin, his history and his past.

Ex-Esteghlal Defender Omranzadeh Hangs Up Boots

Hanif Omranzadeh

Tasnim – Former Esteghlal and Iran national football team's defender Hanif Omranzadeh announced his retirement from football on Wednesday.

Persepolis Climbs Six Places at Club World Ranking

Persepolis Ranking

Tasnim – Iran’s Persepolis football team has climbed six places to 169, reported.

La Liga Side Eyes Iranian Defender Majid Hosseini

Majid Hosseini La Liga

Tasnim – An unknown La Liga side has reportedly shown interest in signing Iranian international defender Majid Hosseini.

Iran could host 2022 World Cup teams, but no decision taken yet

Hassan Al Thawadi

Tehran Times - Qatar is considering offers from other countries to host teams during the 2022 World Cup, but no decision has been taken yet, the head of the organizing committee told AFP on Monday.

Foolad Arena inaugurated by Iran’s sports minister

Foolad Arena

Tehran Times - The inauguration ceremony of Foolad Arena was attended by Iran's Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Masoud Soltanifar and First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri on Tuesday.

Iran football players deactivate Instagram accounts

team melli player instagram

Tehran Times – Players and coaching staff of Iran national football team have deactivated their Instagram profiles on Monday.

Carlos Queiroz names 24-man squad for Venezuela friendly

Team Melli Train for Venezuela

Tehran Times - Carlos Queiroz has named his 24-man squad for Venezuela friendly match scheduled for Nov. 20 in Doha, Qatar.

Zico visits Esteghlal Brazilian defender Leandro Padovani

Zico Padovani

Tehran Times - Esteghlal Brazilian defender Leandro Padovani has gained support from his countrymen on Sunday.

Persepolis defender Ansari out for rest of season

Mohammad Ansari Persepolis

Tehran Times - Persepolis defender Mohammad Ansari will miss the rest of the Iran Professional League season with an ACL tear.

FIFA President praises attendance of Iranian female fans at the AFC Champions League final

Persepolis Women football fans

FIFA - Today is a historic and festive day for football, a real breakthrough.