Mehrnews.com – TEHRAN/CANBERRA, FIFA confirmed 23-year-old Iraqi midfielder Alaa Abdul-Zahra had tested positive for doping. After a formal complaint filed by Iranian Football Federation over fielding an ineligible player by Iraqi team in Friday’s quarter-final game, FIFA confirmed Iraqi midfielder had tested positive for doping. 23-year-old Iraqi midfielder Alaa Abdul-Zahra...
SBS.com – CANBERRA, EXCLUSIVE: The AFC Asian Cup has been rocked by allegations that Iraq fielded an ineligible player in Friday’s dramatic quarter-final win over Iran. Sources have told TWG that the Iranian Football Federation has made a formal complaint to FIFA concerning the eligibility of Iraq midfielder Alaa Abdul Zahra....
Tasnim – TEHRAN, The Iranian Football Federation (IFF) will lodge an official complaint with Asian Football Confederation against Alaa Abdul-Zahra for what it said the Iraqi player has failed drug test. Iran National Anti-Doping Agency deputy Ramin Tabatabaei said on Saturday that Abdul-Zahra failed drug test when he was in...
Persianfootball.com – SYDNEY, Iran’s football federation (IFF) has issued an official protest against the result of yesterday’s Asian Cup quarter-final clash, Iranian news agency ISNA reported. The protest is targeted at the usage of 27-year-old midfielder Alaa Abdul-Zahra, who played 65 minutes versus Iran in the penalty shootout elimination of...
Sportal – CANBERRA, Carlos Queiroz hailed the performance of his Iran players, despite losing their Asian Cup quarter-final to Iraq on Friday. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz hailed his side’s battling spirit after crashing out of the Asian Cup quarter-finals to Iraq on penalties on Friday. Ahmed Yasin equalised for Iraq...
The Sydney Morning Herald – CANBERRA, Carlos Queiroz asked how referee Ben Williams could sleep at night and said he was considering his future in the game after 10-man Iran crashed out of the Asian Cup on Friday. The coach had to be held back by his players after Mehrdad...
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